by Kurt Hildebrand

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January 5, 2012
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Dry December stacks odds against wet winter

It has been 22 years since there was no moisture in December in Minden. The last time precipitation chalked up a goose egg was in 1989 in what is on average one of the wettest months in Carson Valley.

And it's not just dry, it's warm. A 70-degree temperature recorded in Minden on Monday exceeded the record of 69 degrees set in 1964. As of Thursday, it's been 62 days since the last measureable precipitation in the Valley.

While the weather will get a little cooler over the next few days it doesn't look like it's going to get any …

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The Record Courier Updated Jan 6, 2012 12:59PM Published Jan 5, 2012 07:47PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.