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The R-C Morning Report

by Kurt Hildebrand

University Regent Ron Knecht is speaking tonight at the Douglas County Republican Central Committee meeting. Ron’s on at 7 p.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville.

Bob Stewart, who is behind the effort to name Mark Twain Cove, will be speaking about the famous author tonight at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville. Stewart’s program also starts at 7 p.m.

The annual water supply and spring flood outlook has been issued by the National Weather Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. We’ve already heard that we’re about double the snowpack and that soils are saturated so most of the meltoff in the spring will be runoff. Interestingly the long-range outlook for February and March is for below average moisture south of a line running from South Lake Tahoe to Ely, with near normal precipitation expected north of the line.

We may be contributing to that moisture a little today with a chance for scattered showers after 10 a.m. It will be warmer today with a high of 46. At most we’re looking at a smidgen of rain to fall today between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., according to the forecast.