Major winter storm breaking up |

Major winter storm breaking up

by Kurt Hildebrand

Kurt HildebrandGenoa Peak and blue sky on Sunday as the storm breaks up.

A storm that posed the threat of stream flooding to Carson Valley is breaking up without any major damage.

National Weather Service radar shows the largest part of the storm moving east of the Sierra and Western Nevada as cooler temperatures started to lower the snow level.

Genoa saw eight-tenths of an inch of rain between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the rain stopped. In all, the storm dropped more than 2.5 inches along the base of the Carson Range.

Rain turned to snow in the higher elevations on Sunday morning, further limiting the chance of flooding.

The National Weather Service said while a flood warning remains in effect for urban areas and small streams, creeks are expected to crest this afternoon and rapidly fall.

Sierra Creek north of Genoa is flowing quickly, but is well within its banks as of 2:30 p.m.

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Road controls are in effect on Highway 50 from Spooner Summit through Stateline.

Winds are expected to pick up this afternoon as the storm continues east.

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