Stormy weather forecast for tonight
Genoa, Nev. — A 54 mph wind gust hit Fish Springs on Sunday morning, according to a weather station at the volunteer fire station.
A 48 mph wind gust roared through Carson Valley on Sunday morning at 9:42 a.m. according to a wind gauge at Highway 395 and Genoa Lane.
Gusts in the 30 and 40 mph range scoured Carson Valley as a front rolled through the region.
Minden-Tahoe Airport recorded a 39 mph gust around 6 a.m., about the same time a Gardnerville station recorded 41 mph.
NV Energy is not reporting any outages in Carson Valley as of 10:30 a.m. That could change should high winds knock branches into power lines.
A high wind advisory is in effect for Washoe Valley which prohibits vehicles taller than 9 feet on both Highway 395 and Interstate 580.
Forecasters said that the winds were a bit stronger than they’d expected, but that they should subside this afternoon. Winds are expected to continue with 30 mph gusts through 3 p.m.
South winds brought warm temperatures into the 50s on Sunday.
The front is expected to bring light rain and snow north of Interstate 80 before it moves east. No moisture is forecast for Carson Valley.
A new weather pattern is expected to bring the possibility of an atmospheric river into Western Nevada. Precipitation is expected to arrive Wednesday and Thursday, with a stronger storm next weekend.