Severe thunderstom warnings issued for Carson, Lyon and Douglas

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A warning for a thunderstorm capable of dropping nickel-sized hail, and winds in excess of 60 mph, with dangerous lightning and flash flooding has just been issued by the National Weather service in Reno.

The warning just before 5:30 p.m. follows another issued for flash flooding for west-central Lyon County at about 4:45 p.m. today as a series of thunderstorms moved into the area.

The warnings are issued for Carson City, northeast Douglas County and west-central Lyon County.

In addition to large hail and damaging winds, continuous cloud-to-ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Residents are warned to move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of natures No. 1 killers.

Remember if you can hear thunder you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

The warnings are in effect until 615 p.m.

At 4:36 p.m. the weather service's Doppler radar indicated flash flooding from a thunderstorm about 12 miles south of Dayton and 15 miles east of Douglas County.

The storm producing flash flooding will otherwise remain over mainly rural areas of Lyon County.

Additional rainfall amounts of up to one inch are possible in the area during the next 30 minutes.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads, as well as farmland along the banks of creeks and streams.

Check back here for updates.


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