Good Morning, Carson Valley: July 8

Posted By on July 8, 2015

by Joey Crandall,

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — We have a flash flood watch once again today, issued by the National Weather Service for 10 a.m. through midnight. Thunderstorms with heavy rain will develop over the Sierra late this morning and expand north and east as the day progresses.

Given the substantial rainfall Western Nevada has received over the past five days, flash flooding will be quick to occur if storms with heavy rainfall develop again today. The National Weather Service added that the flash flood watch indicates all the ingredients are there to create storms with heavy rainfall and flash flooding, but not a guarantee that such storms will develop. If excessive cloud cover forms this morning, that will limit how strong the storms may get and thus lower the flash flood risk.

Small streams, creeks, drainages and washes, areas near recent burn scars and areas previously subject to flash flooding are at a particularly high risk for flash flooding.

Douglas County Emergency Management informs us that sandbags can be found at the following locations:
Station 4- Topaz Ranch Estates, 1476 Albite, Wellington
Station 6- Johnson Lane Fire Station, 1450 Stephanie Lane, Minden
Station 8- Sheridan Fire Station, 980 Sheridan Lane, Gardnerville
Station 9- Fish Springs Fire Station, 2249 Fish Springs Rd, Gardnerville
Station 10- Ruhenstroth Fire Station, 2008 Pinto Circle, Gardnerville
Station 24- Zephyr Cove.

Heavy rain accompanying a high of 81 degrees is expected today and similar conditions are in the extended forecast through the weekend with honest-to-goodness clear skies on the slate for Sunday.

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It is farmers market day in Gardnerville with the Lampe Park Farmers Market at Lampe Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Sierra Chef Farm to Fork Farmers Market also runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Sierra Gourmet Grill, 1378 Highway 395.

The Douglas County Public Library hosts storytime at 10:30 at Lampe Park near the Farmers Market. Children ages three and up are invited to attend. The program includes stories, music, and crafts. Information,, or call the library at 775-782-9841.

Chautauqua performer Juanita Westbrook will present “Elizabeth ‘Bessie’ Coleman: Pioneer Aviator” at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on tonight at 6:30 pm. The event is open to the public and free to attend.

The Carson Valley Lions Club meets at Jethro’s Restaurant at 1281 Kimmerling Rd. tonight with dinner at 5:30 pm and the meeting starting at 6:30 pm. Information, Dave Thomas, 775-265-6964.

That’s a full lid for this morning. Take care out there and have a great day.