Good Morning, Carson Valley: Feb. 14

Posted By on February 14, 2017

by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com · 2 min read

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Happy Valentine’s Day, Carson Valley!

We’re looking at mostly sunny skies and a high of 51 degrees today, and essentially the same tomorrow — peaking at 54 degrees.

The National Weather Service is tracking a series of weak to moderate storms beginning Thursday and potentially lasting through the middle of next week.

Forecasters state there is a potential for strong winds across the Sierra Front Range and along the Highway 395 and Interstate 580 corridor late Wednesday night into Thursday morning and that additional rain and snow will create periods of difficult travel conditions in the Sierra.

“Current projections don`t indicate any strong storms,” The NWS said in a special weather statement. “However, with very wet antecedent conditions in lower elevations and exceptionally deep snowpack at higher elevations, even small amounts of precipitation could create renewed flooding concerns.”

Main flooding concerns are on smaller streams and areas of poor drainage. The NWS recommends using the next two dry weather days to clear mud and debris from storm drains and poor drainage areas, and to keep flood mitigation measures in place.

We’ll be keep an eye on further weather implications as those storms move closer.

Douglas boys basketball travels to High Desert League champ Spanish Springs tonight for the opening round of the playoffs at 7 p.m. tonight. NIAA Gate prices for the playoffs are $10/adult, $3/senior, $5/students (ASB stickers are not accepted at NIAA games). School district ID badges and coach passes will also not be accepted.

The Douglas County Public Library will host toddler storytime for children 18 months to 3 years of age at 10:30 a.m., today. Children will participate in music and felt-board stories. Preschool storytime for children ages three to five years will be at 11:15 a.m. Music and a craft accompany stories. The Minden Library is located at 1625 Library Lane.

The nomination round of our search for Carson Valley’s signature steak, prime rib or beef dinner is open. You can submit your votes here.

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