by Kurt Hildebrand
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July 18, 2013
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R-C Morning Report for July 18

Discussion of the second half of Douglas County’s area plan for its portion of Lake Tahoe is before Douglas County commissioners at their regular meeting in Stateline today. The second phase of the area plan covers those portions of Tahoe Douglas that are not covered in the Stateline plan approved earlier. Commissioners meet 1:30 p.m. in the Stateline Transportation Center. The meeting times out at an hour and 20 minutes.

A 3.0 magnitude earthquake hit a dozen miles west of Mina in central Nevada at 11:27 p.m. Wednesday, according to the University of Nevada Seismology Lab. Closer to home, like on Marion Russell in Chichester, a .79 magnitude quake was recorded at 5:12 a.m. It was the largest of three quakes, one other in the neighborhood and one out on what looks like the Hussman property.

Impending record high temperatures prompted the National Weather Service to issue a special statement this morning. The forecast for Western Nevada valleys is for high temperatures ranging from 100 to 108 degrees.

According to Weather Service data, those highs are going to have to be pretty warm to break records in Carson Valley. The record for July 19 in Minden is 105 set in 1960; for July 20 it’s 108 set in 1931; for July 21 it’s 104 set in 1931; and for July 22 it’s 105 set in 2003.

Today the high temperature is supposed to hit 95 degrees under sunny skies with the wind out of the east at 5 mph then becoming calm.


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