FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: The next storm arrives Sunday evening through Monday, bringing more snow and some breezy winds. A significant storm will impact the region Wednesday and Thursday, with the potential for heavy snow accumulation in the Sierra and even into western Nevada. Heavy mountain snow may continue into the weekend. SHORT TERM... After a chilly morning, another round of snow begins this evening (Sunday) bringing light to moderate snow accumulation across much of the region and potential headaches for Monday morning`s commute. Expect delays and slick driving conditions from the Sierra across western and central Nevada. Changes from the previous forecast were to lingering snow south of Highway 50 where northerly flow will have an upslope component along terrain; especially in southern Mono County which could see snow and snow showers continuing into Monday evening now. Snow amounts remain unchanged for the region: 1 to 4 inches across western Nevada, 3 to 6 inches for Sierra valleys and the Tahoe Basin, and 6 to 12 inches for higher elevations in the Sierra. While winds will generally be much lighter than with average storms for the region, cold air advection along and behind the cold front will promote wind gusts around 30 mph. This could blow around some snow causing lower visibility at times, especially east of the Virginia Range mid and late Monday morning. LONG TERM. Wednesday and into next weekend... ...Major Winter Storm Expected Late Tuesday-Friday Morning... After a sluggish start to our snow totals, winter seems to want to happen all at once as a very active pattern is expected to take hold into the start of February. The big storm in all of this is targeting its peak strength in the late Tuesday into late Thursday timeframe, with a solid 36-48 hour period of heavy snow across the Sierra. Multiple feet of snow are expected in this duration as an atmospheric river moisture source pushes into the Sierra. While 3-4 feet of snow is what looking most favorable during this stretch along the Sierra crest (1-3` lower Sierra basins), there is potential on the high end to reach 5-6 feet along the crest. Currently odds favor just south of the Tahoe Basin into Alpine and Mono counties. A period of gusty southerly winds look to accompany this storm mainly Tuesday night into Wednesday morning which will likely cause whiteout conditions in areas of blowing snow. This will make travel through the Sierra near impossible. If you need to travel across the Sierra next week, Tuesday morning might be your only decent opportunity to do so. After this storm tapers down on Friday, additional reinforcing waves of moderate to heavy snowfall are possible Saturday into the start of February. Areas across western Nevada will also see potential for moderate to heavy snowfall with this storm with intermittent periods of a rain/snow mix during the afternoon hours on Wednesday and Thursday. Foothill areas above 5000` should do well in terms of snowfall with potential for 6-12". Lower valleys along US-395 could see around 6 inches broken up into periods of a couple inches at a time Wednesday morning and then with a change over back to snow Wednesday night into Thursday morning. As the main atmospheric river begins to pivot back northward, western Nevada will become more shadowed out through the day on Thursday. The main axis of the low shifts inland and will begin to taper down snowfall through the day on Friday, but as mentioned before, additional reinforcing waves look to to continue through the weekend and into early the following week. Bundle up...it'll be cold outside - possibly for the next two weeks. SNOW PACK, SNOW PACK, SNOW PACK!!!! No drought around here!!
7:10pm Report of a traffic crash atop Spooner. Emergency rescuers are enroute to the scene which is just uphill from the Spooner and Highway 28 junction.
7:17pm Carson City Firefighters have been waved off the accident. Those on scene say there’s no injuries.
Attorney General Ford Releases Statement on 2021 Inauguration, Urges Unity
Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford released the following statement regarding the 2021 Inauguration:
“I am thrilled to officially congratulate our 46th President of the United States Joe Biden and 49th Vice President Kamala Harris on being sworn in to office. Last year was rife with trials and tribulations. This year provides an opportunity toward recovery, change, and unity.
Today’s peaceful transition of power, which is critical to our democracy, stands in contrast to events of recent weeks. But our Country persisted, and we just witnessed one of our most sacred traditions established to ensure that only the will of the people dictates our elected leadership.
On Monday, we celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King, who famously said: ‘We need leaders not in love with money but in love with justice. Not in love with publicity but in love with humanity.’ At a time when family and friends are here one day and gone the next due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and neighbors are divided against each other, we pray for the President to lead with love, justice and humanity.
We, too, must live our daily lives with love, justice and humanity, denouncing the spread of fear, hatred, and injustice. We must take care of each other during these challenging times. I encourage every individual to continue to wear their mask, receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and be kind to one another. The future of our nation depends on what we do right now, this year.”
5:30pm Traffic crash at Research Way and College Parkway. Watch for emergency vehicles. Lady driver in one vehicle complaining of chest pains.
The Carson City Board of Supervisors Thursday made appointments and re-appointments to several city committees, the supervisors exhibiting a marked preference for citizens who have served the city well. Open Space committee veteran Donna Inversin won another term on the Open Space Committee with two others – both long time residents – Mark Kimbrough and Susan Martinovich. All three endorsed the idea that the city’s subdivision construction rules might need some tweeking because as Carson City grows, room for what was described as “McMansions” should not be allowed to gobble up land in areas that are obviously better used for open space. The Supervisors appeared to go along with that scenario but with allowances that much smaller homes should be favorably viewed over larger homes.
Comments continued on a broader scale – that Carson City should encourage family friendly housing developments with easy access to hiking and bicycling trails. There were comments that motorized dirt bikes should be restricted to areas that don’t disrupt neighborhoods or conflict with hikers and mountain bikers. One such area is south of Prison Hill. There were also comments that those who use the great outdoor for fun and recreation should be courteous and tolerant with others.
Mixed in with all the above, comments were made that Carson City’s abundant wildlands should remind recreational users that respect for the great outdoors and the people who love to be among them should be part of the rules. Common Courtesy should prevail.
Other comments aimed at enhancing the quality of our outdoor experiences included more or improved trailheads, parking areas and bathrooms/outhouses. It was apparent to the Supervisors that outdoor recreation is growing very quickly and methods to accommodate that growth should be considered It was mentioned that Carson City is different from many other recreation areas is that the city has a unique tax aimed strictly at outdoor recreation which makes recreational improvements more likely to be built. It was mentioned that as Carson City grows there arises more opportunities for inter-connected trails and pathways so no matter where you live in Carson City you’ll always have convenient access to an impressive network of nature-loving trails and bike paths.
Looking at candidates to fill vacancies on the city’s Redevelopment Advisory Committee it was Mary Kay Wagner, Court Cardinal, Gina Lopez and Andi Fant. The topic of where Carson City’s Redevelopment energies should be applied lies with city’s Redevelopment Commission with final approval by the Board of Supervisors. The key is creating economic engines throughout the Carson Street, William Street and other major business areas of town.
The supervisors resume their meeting after lunch.
11:35am Mobile home fire at 112 Kentuck Lane. Fire-Rescue enroute.
11:37am Fire burning outside the home, by/on the porch. Firefighters think they have the situation under control.
11:45am Fire out. Firefighters returning to base. Nobody was home.
Governor Sisolak doesn’t let even the pandemic slow him down. Sisolak this week outlined some pretty potent economic growth programs involving the latest high tech tools to help Nevada become a major supplier of electrical energy for not only Nevada but for large areas of the United States. Less Coal. More Geothermal. It’s all about reducing Climate Change. The Governor also outlined other economic engines that are just waiting to be fired up to create a whole new array of good paying jobs through innovative technologies just waiting to be put to good, productive use.
Here’s Governor Sisolak’s address to all Nevadans with other good news…CLICK HERE.
6:19pm Two vehicle crash on westbound Highway 50, right in front of the Goodwill store. Appears to be minor injuries. Both westbound lanes are closed. Strongly suggest avoiding the area. Find an alternate route.
Spectrum has moved out of Carson City and across the county line into the Topsy Lane area where they now occupy a much larger, more welcoming facility specializing in cellphones, internet options, the long awaited 5G capacity as well as bill paying and other services. Spectrum’s new store hours are:
Monday-Wednesday, 10am – 8pm
Thursday, 10am – 6pm
Friday-Saturday, 10am – 8pm
Sunday, 12N – 5pm
Spectrum’s new location off Topsy Lane is west of Highway 395. Turn west on Topsy…go up to the signal light and turn left. Then take the first right turn. Spectrum will be off to your left. You can’t miss it.