The Jan. 17 R-C Morning Report |

The Jan. 17 R-C Morning Report

Gardnerville resident Tim Berube's weather rock was pretty accurate on Thursday.

Genoa, Nev. — Thursday’s snowstorm put Carson Valley school buses on a 90-minute delay this morning. According to the district, both morning and afternoon preschool is canceled. Zephyr Cove Elementary students will be picked up at the main stops only, except for students living in upper Kingsbury and Tramway who will be picked up at Tina and Ski courts. Parents can always check for themselves at the district’s web site.

There are road controls from tops to bots in Douglas County today, including Highway 50 and Kingsbury, Highway 395 from Plymouth all the way to Bridgeport and on Highway 88 from here to Pine Grove. Forecasters are warning motorists to watch for black ice, but there’s plenty of the white kind on the roads, too.

The 6-feet of wind joke might have been on me, as Thursday’s blizzard was a bit more than bluster.  I received 5.5 inches of snow over four hours in Genoa on Thursday. Gardnerville had 4.5 inches of snow.  That’s not to say it wasn’t gusty on Thursday. Minden Tahoe Airport recorded a 55 mph blast around lunchtime. 

If you’ve got pressing business with the government or your bank, today’s the day, since Monday is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and those things are closed, as are the post offices and schools.

Today should be relatively quiet with partly sunny skies and a high near 37 degrees. The wind is forecast to be out of the south at 5 mph. It’ll warm up into the 50s over the three-day weekend.

Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at