Good Morning, Carson Valley: March 15

Posted By on March 15, 2017

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

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Afternoon highs will dance around in the high 60s to mid 70s through the end of the week (look for a high of about 70 today) before dropping back down into low 60s to mid-50s next week. There is a chance of rain sitting around Monday.

The warmer afternoon temperatures have continued to melt snow off at higher elevations around the Valley.

The Carson River continued its series of stair-step increases overnight, peaking at nearly 10 feet, 11 inches along the East Fork in Gardnerville just before before midnight. While still roughly 2.5 feet below flood stage, the mark represented a rise of about two inches over the previous night, and a rise of five inches over the past 48 hours.

Further downstream, the main stem of the Carson River has risen approximately eight inches over the past week, though it is still running about 3.5 feet below flood stage at the gauge just across the county line in Carson City.

The National Weather Service projects that the river will continue a gradual climb over the next week.

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. The Minden Library is located at 1625 Library Lane.

Douglas baseball fell 7-2 in its league opener against McQueen Tuesday afternoon. More details on that game to follow.

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

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