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Flood watch cancelled

Staff Reports

A small stream flood watch was cancelled by the National Weather Service as rain turned to snow in the Sierra.

The cancellation was issued at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the East Fork of the Carson River was running at about 6.52 feet, well below flood stage of 9 feet.

The West Fork is at 12.73 feet, short of its 14-foot flood stage.



Record-Courier weather watcher George Uebele reported 1.71 inches of rain fell in Sheridan Acres and that wind gusted up to 60 mph.

Weather watcher Stan Kapler said an inch of rain fell in Minden.



Snow levels in western Nevada dropped to 5,000 feet and the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning until 4 p.m. today.

A new, colder, storm is expected to bring snow to all elevations from Thursday night through Friday.