Chances for even average winter precipitation are slipping away as each day of January passes without any moisture.
In a report issued Monday by the National Weather and Natural Resources Conservation services, experts point out that the present dry spell is likely to continue through mid-January. December, January and February are the main snow producing months in Western Nevada.
Tuesday marked the 67th day without measurable precipitation in Minden, the Douglas County seat.
"Persistent high pressure over the Eastern Pacific Ocean and the Western United States has effectively blocked storms since mid-October, leaving vast areas of Nevada and Eastern California …