The R-C Morning Report
February 21, 2012
The amount of water stored in the snow pack in the upper reaches of the Carson River basin is sitting at 31 percent of average for today, according to Natural Resources Conservation Service telemetry. The Lake Tahoe basin is at 29 percent of average, and Walker River is at 28 percent. While a couple of good storms could help bring the totals up, the chances those storms will occur are growing slimmer by the day.
The one-month outlook for Nevada issued by the National Weather Service indicates that we won’t see a Miracle March this year with the probability for precipitation below normal for our portion of Western Nevada. That’s not to say it won’t happen, just that the odds are against it.
Today we’re looking at partly sunny skies and a high temperature cracking 60 degrees. The wind will start out at 5 mph out of the west and then calm down. It will get warmer on Wednesday.