One more January storm |

One more January storm

Staff Reports

There might be one more chance for a storm to bring more moisture to Western Nevada before January wraps up.

According to the National Weather Service, a moderate atmospheric river is headed toward the West Coast by Friday though it might not have any affect on Carson Valley.

“At this point, it is something to watch, but given the predictability of systems so far this winter, we will be taking a wait and see approach for the time being,” National Weather Service Meteorologist Jim Wallmann said in the forecast.

A similar storm arrived in Carson Valley on Friday afternoon, bringing heavy rain at times.

Heavenly Ski Resort reported 8 inches of snow from the storm.

A quarter inch of rain fell in Minden, for a total of 1.04 inches so far this month. January is the wettest month of the year in Carson Valley, averaging 1.47 inches of precipitation in Minden.

A half-inch of rain fell in Genoa on Friday, bringing it to more than three inches for the month.

Daggett Pass at the top of Kingsbury Grade received 5 inches of snow on Friday.

According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service snow telemetry, Ebbetts Pass at the top of the Carson River’s East Fork is at 114 percent of average snow water equivalent as of Saturday. Blue Lakes near the top of the West Fork is at 146 percent average.

Overall the Carson River basin is at 129 percent of average.

The one-month outlook issued by the weather service on Thursday shows February could have above-average precipitation and warmer temperatures.