Little flooding reported from Friday’s rainstorm
December 11, 2016
It may have rained buckets on Saturday but no buckets were required to bail out Carson Valley residents after the water year's second atmospheric river event.
A Gardnerville resident reported 5.73 inches of rain fell in the foothills west of town. North of Genoa, another resident reported 4.39 inches.
But much of the Valley was significantly drier, with .91 inches of rain reported in the Gardnerville Ranchos, and .56 inches reported in Johnson Lane.
Further east, only .15 inches of rain was reported at the Fish Spring Fire Department.
A weather gauge at Stateline reported receiving 7.05 inches of rain during the 24 hour period.
Heavenly Ski Resort reported 10 inches of new snow on Sunday morning. Kirkwood reported 18 inches of new snow.
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Douglas County Emergency Management reported a boulder on Kingsbury Grade and some roadway flooding on Highway 395 by Silver City RV Park. Neither resulted in the roadway being closed.
Checks were conducted in the East Valley and Johnson Lane during a flood watch issued by the National Weather Service.
Sunday and Monday will be a brief respite with a chance of snow mixed with rain arriving early Tuesday morning.
That will make for a potentially slick commute with the forecast calling for the chance of snow continuing through 10 a.m., with rain forecast through Thursday.