Five inches of much needed rain for Carson City


Fog, slush, wind, and Carson City’s more than 5 inches of rain earlier this week are making way for sunny but chilly fall weather with cloudy conditions later into the week. Highs are in the 60’s with lows in the 30’s until Friday.
“Overall, we’re not really expecting any kind of meaningful rainfall (like we saw on Sunday and Monday),” a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Reno told the Appeal.
There’s a small chance of some light, quick showers in the valley, but nothing that would warrant cancelling any outdoor activities, the NWS said.
Storms on Sunday and Monday produced up to five inches of rain north of the city and caused some localized flooding along low-lying roadways. Over the weekend, between Friday and Monday afternoon, the Carson River rose from two feet to 5.62 feet.
Commuters leaving the city toward Reno and Tahoe drove through snow Monday morning.
A record-breaking atmospheric river dropped an estimated 24 billion gallons into Lake Tahoe, increasing it to a half-foot above its natural rim.
An inch of Lake elevation is the equivalent of around 4 billion gallons of water, according to the University of California Davis Tahoe Research Center.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey gage, the Lake level peaked at 10 a.m. Monday at .56 feet over the rim.
The natural rim is set by law at 6,223 feet with the gauge at 6,220 feet, meaning Tahoe was at 6,223.49 feet as of Tuesday morning.
Tahoe dropped below its natural rim on Oct. 12.
The National Weather Service reported a foot of snow fell 3 miles southwest of Meyers, with 5 inches falling near South Lake Tahoe and 9 inches at Tahoe City.
But this upcoming weekend is looking more like cloudy autumn weather, perfect for outdoor Trick-or-Treating and Nevada Day activities.

Today
Partly cloudy with a high about 50.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 35. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 62.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 61.


Kurt Hildebrand contributed to this report. 

This story was updated to include Monday total. 3.3 inches fell as of Monday at 7 a.m. 

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