The R-C Morning Report |

The R-C Morning Report

by Kurt Hildebrand

Minden Town Board members will discuss accepting a $2.675 million bid to build the Heybourne Booster Station project, and whether to spend $25,000 for preliminary work on the trailhead and Martin Slough pathway from Jake’s Wetlands to Lucerne. Board members meet starting at 5:30 p.m. today in the CVIC Hall.

With the end of the water year, climatologists are ringing up the damage. Minden received 44 percent of its average moisture for the year. Weather watcher Stan Kapler said the two got 4.03 inches of precipitation during the year. Snowfall was a whopping 2.55 inches between Oct. 1, 2011, and Sept. 30, 2012, which didn’t even make for one good storm combined. Figures are in from the snow telemetry in the mountains. Spratt Creek and Ebbetts Pass tied for 63 percent of average. Ebbetts got 35.3 inches during the year, while Spratt Creek got 19.5 inches.

We’ll see a change in the weather today as a high pressure ridge pushes off. That doesn’t mean any precipitation, and Friday will be the closest we get to a freeze this week. Today’s high temperature will be 85. Tonight’s low will be 38. The wind will pick up this afternoon.

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