Friday weather updates: State offices closed; WNC closed; chains required through Washoe Valley

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Western Nevada College's campuses in Carson City and Fallon, as well as the Child Development Center, will be closed today (Jan. 12), because of continued hazardous road conditions. 

For the second straight day, Governor Joe Lombardo announced the closure of all state government offices in Northern Nevada. 

With the campus closures, WNC will provide services remotely. For more information and assistance, visit


Governor Lombardo Announces State Government Office Closures in Northern Nevada

 Due to the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) continuing to report severe weather and potentially dangerous road conditions, Governor Joe Lombardo has ordered all State executive branch government offices (other than essential public safety and corrections personnel) remain closed on Friday, January 12, 2024 in Carson City, Churchill County, Douglas County, Lyon County, Storey County, and Washoe County.

The Governor’s office will continue to monitor weather conditions. Governor Lombardo urges northern Nevadans to take caution on roadways and to follow all NDOT and DPS guidance.


Due to weather and dangerous road conditions being more severe than anticipated, non-essential University of Nevada, Reno operations and in-person Wintermester classes will be suspended, today, Friday, Jan. 12. This applies to all University facilities in Washoe County, Douglas County and Carson City. All web and web-live Wintermester classes, and remote operations will continue as scheduled.

The Redfield campus, Building A at 18600 Wedge Pkwy., and University of Nevada at Lake Tahoe’s Wayne L. Prim Campus have also suspended nonessential operations. However, University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe’s Master of Fine Arts programs and the Wilderness First Responder Recertification course will continue as scheduled.

All campus events, including this evening’s Wolf Pack men’s basketball game, will proceed as scheduled unless further communicated as canceled.

Check and University social media channels for important, ongoing University updates or changes to University operations. 


Chains and snow tires are required for on major roadways around Northern Nevada this morning. Check for more info. 


Lyon County offices will reopen to normal business hours on Friday, January 12, 2024. Travelers are still encouraged to exercise caution when driving in snow and icy conditions.



Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. West wind 5 to 15 mph. 
A slight chance of snow between 10pm and 4am, then rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. 
Rain and snow likely before 7am, then rain. Snow level 5600 feet rising to 6300 feet in the afternoon. High near 44. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. 
Saturday Night
Rain likely, mainly before 10pm. Snow level 6400 feet lowering to 5900 feet after midnight . Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. West wind 5 to 10 mph. 
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 21. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. 
M.L.King Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.


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