The R-C Morning Report for Feb. 21 |

The R-C Morning Report for Feb. 21

by Kurt Hildebrand

Genoa, Nev. — About 1,000 Douglas County NV Energy customers at Lake Tahoe are without power this morning. Most should be back by 6:15 a.m., according to the company’s web site.

Chains or snow tires are being required on Highway 395 through the Pine Nuts this morning, as well as Kingsbury and Spooner Summit.

A flood warning for urban areas and small streams remains in effect until 11:30 a.m. today. Heavy rain ended around 4:30 a.m., according to the National Weather Service, but many small streams are out of their banks.


The wind advisory will stick with us until 4 p.m. today with gusty winds 20-30 mph expected this morning in Western Nevada. Fish Springs saw a wind gust of 54 mph earlier this morning and it’s still gusting to 40 mph out there.


The East Fork at Markleeville crested right at action stage of 6 feet and has been receding for the last couple of hours. The West Fork at Woodfords stayed well short of flood stage through the night.


The main stem of the Carson looks like it’s preparing to crest at 6.43 feet. That means Cradlebaugh and the rest of the bridges should be safe from flooding today at least.


We might see snow in the Valley later today. Expect a high near 40 mph with breezy conditions. Don’t expect to see the snow accumulate.