If you are new to Reno, you may have yet to experience the full range of weather conditions we can get in the Truckee Meadows and nearby areas. It can literally go from mild to wild in a short period of time, and it varies quite a bit from year to year.

The City of Reno has plans in place to deal with rainy and snowy weather, as does Washoe County and the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT). While these precautions aren’t always needed, it is important for residents to know what to expect when the snow flies and roads get wet and slick from stormy weather.

It is worth noting that the City of Reno, City of Sparks, and Washoe County have in place an interlocal agreement to assist each other as needed when there is a declared snow emergency. When it really gets bad, everyone will work together in the interest of public safety throughout the Truckee Meadows.

Get further information and links from “Reno Area Winter Driving and Snow Removal.”


The Downtown Reno Ice Rink at Greater Nevada Field opened on Wednesday, November 21, for the 2018 – 2019 season.

Public skating will be available starting at 10 p.m. during several sessions per day throughout the season, which goes through January 21, 2019. For details about session times, dates, costs, skate rental, special character appearance days, and more, visit “Reno Ice Skating Rink at Greater Nevada Field”.

Rink operations are dependent on ice and weather conditions. To get the latest information, call (775) 334-7035.

No need to spend Thanksgiving Day preparing a big meal. To really enjoy Thanksgiving dining and feel special at the same time, go out to eat at any of several excellent restaurants around Reno.

Most of the big Thanksgiving dining offerings will be inside the hotel/casinos in Reno and Sparks, but there are special meals to be had at other restaurants as well. Find out where to go and get more details from “Thanksgiving Day Dining in Reno and Sparks.”

So what else is there to do during the Thanksgiving holiday? Since you asked, go to “Thanksgiving Day Weekend Activities and Events” for some answers.