Warm weather could lead to high water

Eric Ewing, Lassen County’s Emergency Services chief, warns warmer weather this week could lead to higher water levels in Lassen County Creek and streams. Ewing shared a comment from Chris Smallcomb, a National Weather Service warning coordination meteorologist from Reno.

“On the way to the Paiute Meadows race in Susanville early Saturday morning (May 13), we drove through a decent snow shower on Highway 395 giving us that Millennium Falcon light speed effect. So for this coming week we’re going to start cool and unsettled and then transition to warmer temperatures late week. There are some signs of a prolonged warm period that could lead to marked increased on streams and rivers from snowmelt next week.”

Persons living along small creeks and streams should monitor the latest weather information at weather.gov/reno and be prepared to take action should flooding occur.