Genoa, Nev. — The rain finally managed to find the official Weather Service gauge in Minden with 2.57 inches from Thursday’s deluge. That’s a new record for rainfall in the month of August, with the previous highest total being 2.38 inches in 1983.
A second day of storms resulted in the Markleeville Post Office striking the colors and moving to Gardnerville. Markleeville residents may pick up their mail at the Gardnerville Ranchos Post Office.
Flooding moved into Carson Valley on Thursday, sending mud down into a Fredericksburg home and closing Foothill near Walley’s Hot Springs. Foothill reopened last night and after my run down there, it appears to be clear all the way to 88.
County commissioners repealed an ordinance requiring homes more than 1,000 feet from a hydrant to install sprinklers 3-1 with John Engels voting against. That requirement may be back in some form or another.
With dozens of lightning strikes across the Carson Range, that’s the likely culprit for a small fire burning between Jobs and Monument peaks. The Forest Service is supposed to fly in a crew to make sure it’s good and doused this morning.
The flood watch may be over, but it was drizzling out when I made my run around the Valley. Showers or thunderstorms are forecast for this morning, then should begin to dissipate some between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The high may hit 80 degrees with the wind light at 5-10 mph.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at email@example.com or 775-782-5122.