High winds to continue today
March 16, 2016
There was more wind than rain from the storm that roared through Carson Valley over the weekend.
High winds toppled a 30-foot box trailer being towed along Jacks Valley Road north of James Canyon Loop.
The road was down to one lane while Douglas County deputies directed traffic around the incident. No one was injured.
Weather watcher George Uebele reported a 69 mph wind gust hit Sheridan Acres on Friday. A 56 mph wind gust was clocked in Fish Springs at 11:33 p.m. Sunday
A Desert Research Institute wind gauge located south of Genoa Lane recorded a top wind gust of 48 mph at 7:30 a.m. Sunday.
Uebele reported .41 inches of rain fell in the foothills on Sunday.
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Heavenly Mountain Resort reported receiving 25 inches of snow in the storm at the 9,400-foot level.
The big storm helped bring snow-water equivalents in the Sierra to average levels after a very dry February, according to the National Weather Service.
The amount of water in the snow in the Carson Basin increased by 355 percent over the typical first two weeks of March, but forecasters say that's because the basin usually doesn't receive large amounts of moisture during the month.
Forecasters say that a ridge of high pressure building over the West Coast will close the storm door for at least a week, with dry weather.