by Kurt Hildebrand

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December 27, 2011
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With no change in weather, brown will be color of New Year, too

While snow falling in Carson Valley during the last weeks of December can't always be interpreted as a white Christmas, it has happened often enough in the last decade so that folks have come to expect it.

Valley residents have had a streak of white Christmas times over the last five years, with 2005 being the last truly brown year until this one.

This year, the last real frozen precipitation during the fall occurred in early October. Both November and December have been dry compared to previous years.

Dry windy weather brought late wildfires to the Valley on the week …

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