The R-C Morning Report for Dec. 23
Genoa, Nev. — A couple of Carson Valley residents reported feeling the 4.4 magnitude earthquake that was part of a swarm of 16 that hit south Reno. That area is rife with faults, including the granddaddy Trans-Sierra fault of which the Genoa fault is a part. The hot springs are also an indication it’s seismically active. The TV stations are still online, so I assume Reno is still there.
If you’re planning to head out for Christmas, today might be your best bet. Last night Highway 395 from Bishop to Bridgeport was closed to high profile vehicles. There’s a high wind advisory from the Nevada state line south to the San Bernardino county line.
Chains or four-wheel drive is being required on I-80, and highways 50 and 88 through the Sierra this morning. That may lift later on as the roads warm up. No guarantees though.
Some sort of sleet was coming off the mountain this morning in Genoa. I expect we’ll see a few disturbances in the force today, even though the forecast is for partly sunny. A winter weather advisory kicks in 10 a.m. Christmas Eve.