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Rain leaving the region

Steve Ranson
City crews pumped watr out of low-lying areas on Wednesday and Thursday because of heavy rains that pelted Churchill County.

After experiencing almost an inch of rain for several days this week, Churchill County should return to its summer-like weather for the next seven days.

Capt. Ron Wenger of the Fallon Police Department said flooding was reported in certain areas of Fallon, and city crews were out Wednesday night and Thursday morning. He said crews were clearing drains, most notably near Venturacci Lane and Keddie Street.

“There must have been a foot of water there,” Wenger said, adding that water was covering many driveways and yards near the intersection.

He said other low-lying levels within the city also reported some minor flooding.

Churchill County Sheriff Ben Trotter said his department received some calls but nothing serious.

One area that flooded, though, was between the Sonic restaurant and a trailer park.

The rain was the result of remnants from tropical storm Blanca that affected the West this week. The moisture coming from Mexico brought showers and thunderstorms to the region.

The showers and storms surged into parts of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. The National Weather Service said Naval Air Station Fallon reported about an inch (.97) of rain fell in a 48-hour period, the same amount recorded by KVLV-Radio on Gummow Drive.

The NWS reports Nevada will be returning to normal June weather with daytime highs in Fallon ranging from the high 80s to low-to-mid 90s and morning lows in the 50s. The forecast also calls for mostly sunny skies.