The Jan. 25 R-C Storming Report
January 25, 2018
Genoa, Nev. — It snowed in Carson Valley, but it snowed more in the mountains, where road controls are the rule. Take it slow this morning and carry chains. NHP is showing three incidents in seven minutes on 50 at Dayton Hill starting at 5:15 a.m. I expect there will be several spinouts around Douglas once the commute gets rolling.
I'm guessing about an inch of snow fell north of Genoa, but what's out there is hanging in the trees, so it's pretty heavy stuff. The Desert Research Institute gauge is showing .15 inches of moisture, while the airport shows .18 inches from this last storm.
High winds and arcing power lines contributed to a fire on Arrowhead in the Gardnerville Ranchos on Wednesday. A wind gauge at Riverview and 395 recorded a 55 mph wind gust at 3:33 p.m. Wednesday. The fire was reported at about 3:50 p.m.
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Today kicks off Eagles and Agriculture with the reception 5:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center in Gardnerville. This is the only event this weekend that isn't sold out, mainly because it's got the most room.
There's a chance of scattered snow showers today and tonight with heavy snow at times. The final round of snow and showers is due in tonight, which might also bring lake-effect snows off Tahoe.