Advisory/Watch/Warning Details for the Carson City Area

Weather Alerts for Carson City

Issued by the National Weather Service

Flood Advisory  FLOOD ADVISORY   Flood Advisory
CARSON CITY

Areas Affected:
Carson City - Washoe
Effective: Tue, 5/23 8:47am Updated: Sat, 5/27 9:49pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 5/31 4:01pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a
* Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
Snowmelt in...
Plumas County in northern California...
Mono County in northern California...
Alpine County in northern California...
El Dorado County in northern California...
Placer County in central California...
Sierra County in northern California...
Nevada County in northern California...
Southern Washoe County in western Nevada...
Douglas County in western Nevada...
Western Carson City in western Nevada...
* Until 830 AM PDT Tuesday
* Periods of rapid snow melt are likely to continue through the
Memorial Day weekend. This will lead to high flows and minor
flooding near unregulated creeks and streams leading out of the
Sierra.
* The greatest risk for flooding will occur through Thursday morning
and again over the Memorial Day weekend from Saturday to Tuesday
May 30th.
* Daily peak flows on small creeks and streams typically occur
during the evening and overnight hours.

Information:
Creeks and streams will run fast and very cold, bringing the risk of
hypothermia for those without protective gear. Those with plans to
camp in the Sierra over the Memorial Day weekend should be prepared
to quickly leave creek side campsites. Hikers will want to be
cautious while trying to cross creeks and streams.