February Flooding

February Flooding

Thanks to the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Reno locals are usually sheltered from significant precipitation via the rain shadow effect. Additionally, the high desert climate of Nevada typically suffers from drought conditions. Despite these two existing factors, Reno has topped the charts for precipitation in this short time of 2023.

Our annual precipitation in Reno is approximately 7.39 inches on average. While these statistics have been substantially greater than usual in the new year, the timing of this precipitation is not far from the norm. Annually, the month with the most rain in Reno is February, with an average rainfall of 2.2 inches. Following this timeframe, the rainless period of the year lasts for nearly four months, from the end of May to the end of September. The month of February in Reno experiences substantial cloud cover, overcast or cloudy skies for over half of the month. This cloud coverage correlates directly to precipitation rates.

In Reno, we consider a wet day to pertain to at least .04 inches of liquid (or liquid-equivalent) precipitation. Locally, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is increasing, starting the month at 23% and ending it at 28%. In fact, the highest daily chance of a wet day in Reno presents on the last day of the month. Thus, over the course of the month, the chance of a day with only rain increases day by day, in addition to the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February is essentially constant, remaining about 2.1 inches throughout, and rarely falling below 0.2 inches. The highest average 31-day accumulation is 2.2 inches on February 18.

Water Damage from Rain

All this weather, expected or not, can lead to unexpected damages. To name one example, rain damage can ruin the siding on your house. Most of the time, light showers don’t damage your home, but heavy rains can penetrate siding and enter the exterior wall. This moisture can cause wood rot and mold growth, in addition to cracking, which can lead to further damage to structural soundness.

Additionally, the impact of heavy rain on your house can lead to considerable damage, as it has the potential to flood basements, ruin foundations and building materials, and contribute to mold growth. When the rainwater puddles around your home, the water seeps into the ground and can crack the foundation. Once cracks form, water can leak in, making your basement damp or wet. The dampness in your basement will attract mold and mildew, along with pests like termites and carpenter ants.The extent to which damage can occur is contingent on precipitation volume and storm duration. Here at Tahoe Brothers Construction, we offer restoration services to combat such water damages.

Water Damage Services:

  • 24/7 Emergency Response
  • On-site Damage Control
  • Complete Water Damage Restoration
  • Insurance Claim Management

Keep Tahoe Blue + Keep Your Property Above Water

Our highly experienced contractors are experts in the industry, who want to take care of your projects! We can help restore your residential or commercial building after an incident resulting in water damage. From fixing the damage, to ensuring your property is safe and dry, we will provide the support, expertise, and repairs you need. We will even work with your insurance company to ensure your claim is managed properly and that your repairs are approved.

Contact us here to get started, or call (775) 657-6182 now for assistance and a free quote!

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