Good Morning, Carson Valley: May 17

Posted By on May 17, 2017

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

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for Northern Nevada, warning of swift river flows and unstable banks throughout the region.

An anticipated rise in temperatures later this week will once again accelerate snowmelt and lead to higher flows on area streams and rivers, according to the statement.

“Anyone walking along the banks of rivers and streams, or riding along bike paths, should be alert to weakness caused by recent flooding or erosion,” the National Weather Service warned. “River conditions can change due to higher-than-forecast temperatures or increased reservoir releases. Be aware to the possibility of any changes before heading out along area streams and rivers.”

Temperatures will creep up into the high 70s starting Friday, remaining there through the weekend and into the middle of next week.

Both the East and West forks of the Carson River are projected to climb into monitor stage this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The main stem of the river, which crosses under Highway 395 between Minden and Carson, is anticipated to renew its climb beginning late Thursday/early Friday, though projections show it reaching roughly two feet below monitor stage by the close of the weekend.

Look for a high of 58 degrees with mostly sunny skies and light winds today.

Farmers Market season opens in Carson Valley today with the Sierra Chef Farm to Fork market running from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lampe Park. More on that here.

The Carson Valley Inn announced this morning in its weekly blog that new Nevada football coach Jay Norvell (and possibly Nevada basketball coaches Eric Musselman and Amanda Levens) will visit the CVI next Wednesday for a free Q&A reception with the community. More on that here.

And the Douglas County Public Library will host toddler storytime for children 18 months to 3 years of age at 10:30 a.m. Children will participate in music and felt-board stories. The Minden Library is located at 1625 Library Lane.

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

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