Good Morning, Carson Valley: March 20

Posted By on March 20, 2017

by Joey Crandall, · 1 min read

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Happy first day of Spring to everyone.

We’ll celebrate it by leaving the recent clear skies behind for about a week with precipitation in the forecast through the week.

The National Weather Service states that storm weather will make its return this week with gusty winds, rain, mountain snow and cooler overall temperatures.

The first storm is expected Tuesday with a second, potentially stronger storm arriving for the end of the week.

Rain is expected to begin tonight in the Valley with the heaviest fall coming Tuesday morning and lasting through the early afternoon.

1 to 1.5 inches of precipitation is expected along the Sierra Crest with 0.1 to 0.3 inches in Western Nevada.

Today, look for a high of 67 degrees with winds gusting up to 30 mph this afternoon.

The Carson River continued its incremental climbs over the weekend, peaking at a high of 11.5 feet Saturday night at the gauge along the East Fork in Gardnerville (just under two feet below the 13.4-foot flood stage). The West Fork mirrored similar rises over the weekend, peaking at about 2 feet below flood stage in Woodfords.

The main stem of the Carson River, which crosses under Cradlebaugh Bridge between Carson and Minden, registered a peak depth of 5.28 feet (more than 4.5 feet below flood stage) just across the north county line. It is expected to climb another 2.5 inches today.

The river has risen 1 to 1.5 feet over the past seven days leading in, within, or leading out of Carson Valley.

We’ll be keeping an eye on those gauges as this week’s storms roll over the Valley.

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