Winter inversion

February 19, 2019

Winter inversion, smoke, smog, Reno, Truckee Meadows, Nevada, NV

During winter inversions, an atmospheric cap over Reno and the Truckee Meadows can trap smoke and smog, making for some dirty air. This phenomenon also affects the temperature; when an inversion is in effect, it’s usually colder in Reno than up at Lake Tahoe. Photo © Stan White


Valentine’s Day 2019 is on Thursday, February 14 and there are numerous ways to enjoy Valentine’s Day in the Reno area. The traditional thing to do is to take your sweetheart out for brunch or dinner. Many restaurants and buffets in the Reno area will be offering special menus on February 14. Note that some dining events are not on Valentine’s Day itself, but shortly before or after.

There are other ways to share the occasion with your significant other, including going to the movies, enjoying a “Come in from the Cold” show, and enjoying fantasy at the May Museum with the “Lost World of Dragons” exhibit. You can even get married on this special day with a little advance planning.

Learn about Valentine’s Day dining and other things to do from “Dine and Party on Valentine’s Day around Reno and Lake Tahoe.” Since Valentine’s Day is during the week, there are activities on the weekend before and after that are worth checking out.

Learn how to grow fruit, vegetables and other plants in northern Nevada from a series of free classes at Bartley Ranch Regional Park titled “Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series.” The series is brought to you by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE).

These classes enable you to profit from the experience of local experts who know how to bring forth vegetables and other plants from our Great Basin climate and soil. They will be taught by UNCE horticulturists and experts, and Cooperative Extension’s certified Master Gardener volunteers.

The gardening class series will be every Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. during February and March, 2019. The first, on February 5, is titled “Selecting and Caring for Fruit Trees.”

Bartley Ranch Regional Park is at 6000 Bartley Ranch Road in south Reno. For more information, call UNCE at (775) 784-4848.