Good Morning, Carson Valley: July 14

by Joey Crandall, · 1 min read

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Lost in the high-90-degree temperatures over the past two, two-and-a-half weeks has been the slow decline of the Carson River through the Valley.

Snowmelt coming down from the Sierra has steadily slowed over the past several weeks and the National Weather Service projects that trend to continue through the next five days at least, including a drop of more than one foot over a 10-day period along the main stem of the river between Genoa and Carson City. All points along both forks of the river (and the main stem) are running several feet below flood stage.

Speaking of the  heat wave, look for a high of 96 degrees today. There is a 20 percent chance of isolated thunderstorms and rain showers after 2 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for Monday afternoon and evening as gusty winds (up to 30-40 mph) and low humidity (5 to 12 percent) are expected in the region.

The GE Family Concert Series continues tonight with Peaceful Easy (Eagles Tribute) playing from 6 to 8 p.m. at Minden Park.

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


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