Good Morning, Carson Valley: March 16

Posted By on March 16, 2017

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

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — We’ll reach near 68 degrees this afternoon under partly cloudy skies with winds running around 10 mph and gusts up to 20 mph today.

A high of 74 degrees with partly cloudy skies is in store for Friday and we’re looking at a 40 percent chance of showers on Saturday with a high of 62 degrees.

The East Fork of the Carson River kept on with its week-plus-long pattern of incremental rises followed by smaller falls, reaching 11.03 feet at the gauge in Gardnerville early Thursday morning — an increase of 1.56 inches over Tuesday night’s peak. It’s running about a full foot deeper than it was eight days ago, though still 2 feet, 4 inches below flood stage.

Weather conditions at the higher elevations upstream along the Carson River in Alpine County are expected to mirror conditions in the Valley, less about 10-15 degrees on the daytime highs and with about a 60 percent chance of precipitation at the highest elevations on Saturday.

Local and regional emergency planners are monitoring river flows and making preparations for potential flooding later this spring — though they note a prolonged heat wave or another high precipitation event could bring on flooding earlier in the time table. We have a larger story on that here.

Johnson Lane will be closed from Wildhorse to Vicki Lane for roughly two weeks starting this morning to clean retention ponds and drainage ditches.  Detour signs will be clearly marked.

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners meets at Stateline this afternoon at 1:30. Their agenda can be found here.

Douglas softball hosts McQueen this afternoon at 3:45 p.m. and Douglas baseball is on the road at McQueen at 3:45 p.m. Douglas County girls lacrosse plays at Damonte Ranch at 6 p.m. tonight.

EyeZone Carson City is hosting their “Luck o’ the Eyerish” Open House from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. They are located at 911 Topsy Lane, Suite 236 in Carson City near Best Buy. Call 775-267-9160 for more information.

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