Good Morning, Carson Valley: July 10

Posted By on July 10, 2015

by Joey Crandall,

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch once again for the area from 2 p.m. today through this evening. Slow-moving thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are in the forecast this afternoon and evening with the highest risk for flash flooding between 2 and 8 p.m.

The areas that have had flash flooding within the past several days will be more prone to flash flooding due to already-saturated soils. The National Weather Service said the watch indicates that the ingredients are there to create storms capable of heavy rainfall and flooding, but it is not a guarantee that such storms will develop.

Residents should be prepared for immediate action should heavy rains and flooding occur, or if a full-on flash flood warning is issued. Updates are outlined at this link as the day progresses.

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

Please note some of these stations may not be manned at all times. Sandbags are available for pick up at will.

The forecast today is for a high of 73 degrees with a 50 percent chance of precipitation. The good news is we’re in line for clear skies and spring-like high 70s to low 80s conditions Saturday and Sunday.

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The Town of Gardnerville hosts Movies In The Park tonight with “Remember The Titans” showing at dusk at Heritage Park. Also, the Douglas County Community Center will host teen night tonight from 6 to 10 p.m. for sixth- through 12th-graders. Cost is $5 for drop-ins or free with a community center membership. Each participant must have a release of liability on file at the center. Tonight’s activity: 3-on-3 basketball.

That’s a full lid for this morning. We have a pile of stories that has collected over the past several days, which we’ll be addressing this morning, so keep an eye out for that. Take care out there and have a great day.



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