Genoa, Nev. — Heavy wet rain is putting the river in atmospheric river this morning with Fredericksburg resident Jeff Garvin reporting 2.04 inches in the south Valley. I’ve got .9 inches in Genoa as of 7:10 a.m. and this is apparently just the first that will see more weather this weekend.
The high wind warning is supposed to continue through 10 p.m. tonight. The wind gauge along Highway 88 between Mottsville and Centerville recorded 55 mph at 3:30 a.m. Minden-Tahoe Airport record a 47 mph gust at 9:55 p.m., so it’s been windy all night.
Update, Snow has started falling at Daggett Summit and road controls are in effect on Kingsbury Grade. A rough sign for commuters, but maybe good news in that colder weather up top could slow down flooding.
Though when you’re out and about keep an eye out for debris on the roads. There was a report of a boulder on Highway 395 near the base of Jake’s Hill south of Gardnerville. Between the wind and rain there’s a good chance for limbs down and the like.
The East Fork of the Carson River has an earlier than forecast spike of 10.12 feet as all the snow in the lower elevations melts off in the rain. I have a feeling that the forecast midnight crest of 10.6 feet will be well in the rearview mirror by lunchtime.
A small outage affecting 25 NV Energy customers that occurred just before midnight Monday has been restored. There are some outages up in Reno this morning, but nothing in Douglas. As wet and windy as it is, be prepared for outages today.
The forecast calls for rain through 1 p.m. with the snow level dropping to 6,700 feet this afternoon. Southwest wind gusts of up to 50 mph and sustained 25-30 mph. We could see up to .75 inches more rain today, but I bet it could be more.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-782-5122.