Good Morning, Carson Valley: March 9

Posted By on March 9, 2017

by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com · 1 min read

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — AT&T customers experienced 911 outages in 14 states (including customers in Douglas and Alpine County) Wednesday night for about 90 minutes. The cause of the outages is currently unknown, but national reports indicate the FCC will be conducting an investigation to sort things out.

After coasting along through the week at a depth just over 10 feet, the East Fork of the Carson River saw a slight uptick with the snow melt Wednesday, rising about an inch and a half or so in Gardnerville.

It’s still more than three feet below flood stage in Gardnerville, nearly four feet below flood stage in Markleeville and about five and a half feet below flood stage along the main stem of the river entering Carson City. The West Fork through Woodfords is running about 2.5 feet below flood stage.

We’ll be keeping an eye on those gauges as the snow trapped up in the mountains continues to melt during the higher temperatures expected over the next several days.

We’re looking at clear skies this afternoon with a high of 62 degrees, with the potential to reach near 70 degrees on Friday. The warmer temperatures should hold at least through next week, with a slight chance of showers still on slate for Tuesday.

The high school spring sports season gets going this afternoon with the Douglas High girls softball team competing in a prestigious tournament in Bullhead City, Ariz., and the Douglas High baseball team hosting Truckee at 3 p.m.

The Douglas County girls high school lacrosse club makes its home debut this afternoon, hosting Galena at 4 p.m. at Gardnerville Elementary School.

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