Good Morning, Carson Valley: July 9

Posted By on July 9, 2015

by Joey Crandall,

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — While the National Weather Service has given us a reprieve from our streak of Flash Flood Watches today, they did issue a special weather statement for the area stating that today’s storms are shaping up to be lighter and more widespread in nature, though there will still be enough instability for even isolated storms to become strong for a short period of time.

The storms that do develop will once again be slow moving, meaning that brief moderate to heavy rain is possible. While the risk of flooding is far less today than the past several days, brief local heavy rain can still produce minor flooding in areas that have already received significant amounts of rain this past week. The most likely areas for flooding today would be low-lying and poor drainage areas, areas near steep terrain and burn scars from recent wildfires.

We’re expecting a high of only 73 degrees today with an 80 percent chance of precipitation. The chance of rain will decrease significantly tonight and tomorrow, followed by a forecast of clear skies starting Saturday and into next week.

Douglas County Emergency Management reported 141 homes with possible water or structural damage, along with an undetermined number of homes with landscaping damage and several miles of undermined roads from Wednesday’s flooding. We’re keeping our photos and updates on that at this link.

Douglas County has activated a flood hot line for residents who have been affected by the flooding. The number to call is (775) 782-6262 or e-mail

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Singer/songwriter Jesse Kalin Carson will perform with Scott Herman and Niall McGuiness at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park tonight at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the gate or at Children 16 and younger are free.

Douglas baseball is at McQueen tonight at 5 p.m. in summer league action.

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