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The R-C Morning Report

by Kurt Hildebrand

NV Energy is scheduled to start installing its smart meters in Northern Nevada today, meanwhile a second workshop on the smart meters is in Carson City 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Public Utility Commission office, 1150 E. William St. The smart meters collect energy use data and transmit that data every 15 minutes. People will be able to log onto the power company’s Web site and see what their power usage is any time during the month.

We got a power bump on Monday morning, but not enough to qualify as an outage, NV Energy spokeswoman Faye Anderson said. Whatever it was, it was widespread. We had reports from Lake Tahoe and Carson City.

While Monday’s storm stopped short of Carson Valley, weather forecasters are betting the farm that our long dry spell will end by Friday. This will be the 74th day without measurable precipitation in Minden. The chance of precipitation on Thursday night is 80 percent and on Friday is 90 percent. There’s allegedly more than a half inch of rain in there somewhere, but we’ll see.

It’s cold out today, with the low at 5 degrees in Genoa and 2 degrees in Minden. Don’t expect today’s high to climb much past freezing under mostly sunny skies. The wind will be out of the west at 5-10 mph.