Drier weather forecast for next week

A wet hawk perched along Mottsville on Dec. 31.

A wet hawk perched along Mottsville on Dec. 31.

Any gambler knows that every streak must eventually come to an end, and that appears to be in the cards for Carson Valley’s weather.

After a solid month of one atmospheric river after another, on Monday, forecasters issued an 8-14-day outlook calling for below average precipitation for the week of Jan. 24-30.

“The weather pattern is switching up themes for the last half of the month,” said National Weather Service Reno Meteorologist Edan Weishahn on Monday. “We’re transitioning away from relentless, warm and wet atmospheric rivers to cold and dry inside sliders.”

That’s good news for the annual Eagles & Agriculture event scheduled for Jan. 26-29.

“We are enduring yet another weekend of wet weather, but the long-term forecast for the Eagles & Ag event looks good,” said Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Alica Main. “We should have over a week of drier weather to help make the event successful.”

Main said there are still spots on most of the tours.

“The Owl Prowl is sold out, but there are still a few seats available on the Wetlands Tour Friday morning and the Guided Hike Friday afternoon,” she said of the two Jan. 27 tours. “There are still a number of seats available on the Ranch tour Saturday morning, and just a few spots left for the ever popular Highway and Byway tour Sunday morning.”

For those not looking to get on a bus, there are tickets available for both the Jan. 26 reception and the Jan. 27 Falconer’s Dinner.

“The Thursday reception is still available, providing an opportunity to network with others from the tours, peruse photos from the Carson Valley photo club, and of course get a close look at some of the raptors,” Main said.

Light hors devours will be served during the event, which runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center in Gardnerville. Tickets are $30 per person.

The Friday Falconers Dinner is also still available, she said.

“It features a wonderful meal catered at the Minden CVIC Hall with a great presentation on birding or local conservation issues,” Main said on Monday. “It also concludes with another special look at the raptors and with far less people than the reception provides a great opportunity for those up close and personal photos. Tickets are $85 per person.”


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