Temperatures tie records for last day of spring, first day of summer
June 21, 2017
The high temperatures on June 19 and 20 hit 100 degrees in Minden, tying the 100-degree records set in 1985 and 2001, according to the National Weather Service.
Near record high temperatures are expected to continue through Wednesday with a chance of thunderstorms after 5 p.m.
The high is forecast to hit 95 degrees today, but temperatures should continue to drop, until reaching the upper 80s by next week.
Warm temperatures will cause flooding along the length of the Walker River and its two forks in excess of that which occurred in 2011. The last of the snowpack at Sonora Pass melted off on Sunday, according to National Resources Conservation Service telemetry. Temperatures hit the mid-70s this week at the pass.
Telemetry showed there was still a foot of snow at Ebbetts Pass, at the top of the Carson River's East Fork, containing 4.9 inches of water.
Carson Pass still had 9 inches of snow, containing 1.4 inches of water, according to the telemetry.