The R-C Morning Report |

The R-C Morning Report

by Kurt Hildebrand

County Manager Steve Mokrohisky will be on The Record-Courier’s live chat at 10:30 a.m. today. Folks will have an opportunity to ask him questions about what’s going on in the county. Visit and click on the running commentary to participate.

The running commentary won’t be interrupted by the first nationwide emergency alert system at 11 a.m. today. Television, radio, cable and satellite broadcasting on the other hand will be conducting the test. We may talk about it afterwards, though.

The water year got off to a good start in the mountains, but a slow one down in the valleys. Ebbetts Pass snow telemetry showed 3.9 inches of moisture fell at the top of the Carson River basin, 139 percent of average. Spratt Creek received 2.7 inches at 132 percent of average. Minden, which easily surpassed its average precipitation last year, was at 43 percent for October. The water year begins on Oct. 1. Most of the moisture here typically falls between December and February.

Today we’ll see mostly sunny skies and a chance the high temperature will climb past 50. The forecast calls for some more moisture for Veterans Day with rain predicted through the weekend in the Valley.