Weather may curb gardening this weekend
With a chance of freezing temperatures over the next five days, it might be a good idea to keep those plants you bought over the weekend inside until the weather warms up.
Douglas High School agriculture students will be selling plants again 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this weekend.
Last weekend, both the school and the Heritage Park Gardens were enjoying a rousing business under warm, sunny weather.
Douglas High School agriculture teacher Robin Futch said their sale went well.
Over in Gardnerville, Heritage Park Gardens sold most of the plants.
“We made a little over $400, though it didn’t seem like that many people showed up,” Gardnerville plant sale organizer Vicki Bates said. “We did sell most of the plants and planted the rest for the Food Closet. Hopefully, they don’t freeze now.”
According to a statement issued by the National Weather Service, cold, windy and wet weather is expected in Western Nevada until early next week.
“A pattern … more typical of early March rather than late May,” forecasters said describing the cold Pacific storms. “Anyone with travel plans over the Sierra through next Tuesday should prepare for occasional winter driving conditions, including chain controls, and plan for extra travel time.”
Snow could fall in the mountains by sunrise this morning with temperatures 15-25 degrees below average with winds making it feel even colder.
According to National Weather Service records dating back to 1906, Minden has seen measurable snow in every month of the year except July, and even then there have been flurries. The record for May was 3 inches in 1991.