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HUMBOLDT RIVER - COMUS (CMSN2)
Latitude: 40.99º NLongitude: 117.32º WElevation: 4360 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in NevadaRiver Group: Humboldt
Issuance Time: May 25 2019 at 9:10 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 26 2019 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 8.5 FeetFlood Stage: 9.5 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2017*
4,960
11.29
Mar 31, 2017
2016*
1,180
7.95
May 27, 2016
2015*
476
4.86
Jun 17, 2015
2014*
349
4.24
Jun 8, 2014
2013*
207
3.53
Mar 28, 2013
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - April 1895** to Present)
1984*
9,900
12.25
Apr 24, 1984
1952*
5,860
11.52
May 6, 1952
1983*
5,210
11.76
Jun 14, 1983
2017*
4,960
11.29
Mar 31, 2017
2005*
4,710
11.44
May 28, 2005
1969*
3,910
10.64
Apr 18, 1969
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
 ** Missing records from 1927 to 1945
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ030)
Today: Numerous rain showers in the morning, then widespread rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 56 to 62 valleys and 50 to 60 mountains. East winds around 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Valleys, isolated thunderstorms in the evening. Scattered rain showers through the night. Mountains, numerous rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered rain showers after midnight. Lows 34 to 42. Northeast winds around 10 mph.

Memorial Day: Numerous rain showers through the day. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 58 to 66 valleys and 52 to 62 mountains. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of rain after midnight. Lows 40 to 46 valleys and 34 to 42 mountains. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday: Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain in the morning, then scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 59 to 69. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 40 to 46 valleys and 34 to 43 mountains.

Wednesday: Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers in the morning, then chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 62 to 72.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 42 to 48 valleys and 36 to 44 mountains.

Thursday and Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs 66 to 74 valleys and 60 to 70 mountains. Lows 37 to 47.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers in the morning, then chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 65 to 75.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 44 to 50 valleys and 38 to 46 mountains.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs 70 to 78 valleys and 64 to 74 mountains.
Impacts - E19 Information
8.5 FeetSome very minor flooding at scattered locations in reach. No flooding in Winnemucca.
9.0 FeetVery minor lowland flooding in reach. No flooding in Winnemucca.
9.5 FeetFlood Stage - Minor lowland flooding throughout reach. No flooding in Winnemucca.
10.0 FeetMinor to moderate lowland flooding throughout reach. Some rural roads near river begin to flood. Very minor flooding begins in Winnemucca with sewer backups, and lowest parts of town begin to flood (similar to 02/1986 flood).
10.5 FeetModerate lowland flooding through reach with some rural roads flooded. Minor flooding in lower parts of Winnemucca with sever backups. Main area impacted is between Union Pacifi railroad and 2nd Street beneath Interstate 80 (similar to 02/1986, 06/1995, and 05/1998 floods).
11.0 FeetModerate to major lowland flooding throughout reach. Many rural roads near river flooded. Minor to moderate flooding in lower portions of Winnemucca. Main area impacted is between Union Pacific railroad and Golconda Street on west and 2nd Street beneath Interstate 80 on the east (similar to 06/1921 and 04/1969 floods).
11.5 FeetMajor flooding throughout reach, except moderate flooding in lower portion of Winnemucca. Many rural roads near river flooded. Main area impacted is between Union Pacific railroad and Golconda Street on the west and 2nd Street on the east not including Interstate 80 (similar to 06/1983 flood).
12.0 FeetMajor flooding, including Winnemucca. All secondary roads, stretches of rail and some ranch buildings near river flood. River 2 to 4 miles wide through Humboldt County. Lower parts of Winnemucca flood between Union Paific railroad and Golconda Street on the west and 2nd Street on the east not including Interstate 80. A dozen homes and several businesses affected. Large loss of livestock in area (greater than 05/1952 flood, but not as severe as record 04/1984 flood).
12.5 FeetNear record to record flooding in Humboldt County. Most secondary roads near the river, bridges over some primary roads, long stretches of rail, and many ranch buildings flood. River 2 to 5 miles wide through Humboldt County. Winnemucca flooded between Union Pacific railroad and 2nd Street on the east. US Highway 95 bridge in Winnemucca may be affected. Many homes and businesses flood in Winnemucca. Large losses of livestock in area (similar to record 04/1984 flood).
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This river graphic is not intended to serve as a substitute for official flood watches, warnings, advisories, or statements issued by the NWS Elko Weather Forecast Office. Observations are preliminary and subject to change. River levels identified as "forecast" should be consistent with those contained in official NWS products. River levels identified as "guidance" have significant uncertainty due to future weather or reservoir regulation and are provided for planning purposes only.