National Weather Service Issues Flood Watch For Monday, Tuesday

Posted By on February 16, 2017

Staff Reports · 1 min read

MINDEN, Nev. — The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Monday afternoon continuing into Tuesday morning for Minden, Gardnerville and other areas in Western Nevada including Reno, Carson City, Sparks and Virginia City.

A moderate to strong atmospheric river will bring heavy rain with high snow levels on Monday. This heavy rain and high elevation snow melt  will contribute to increasing flows on rivers and streams in the area, with enhanced flooding potential leading into Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service stated that the highest risk of flooding would be along creeks, streams and poor drainage areas, along with low-lying areas of Carson Valley.

It also stated that while the Carson River would see an appreciable rise, it is expected to remain below flood stage.

Photo by Hannah Potts. Flooding of the Carson River last week below Sunridge.

The excessive rainfall may also generate rock and mud slides in steep terrain.

Snow is in the forecast, though little to no accumulation is expected, for Friday. Rain is likely Friday evening.

Updates before, during and after the storm will be hashtagged #CVStorm17.