The RC Morning Report for July 24 |

The RC Morning Report for July 24

The Elks Summerfest Carnival kicks off this evening at 5 p.m. Pre-sale tickets may still be available today at Accolades Trophies, Main Street Barbers, Full Belly Deli, Les Schwab Tires, Especially for You, the Chamber of Commerce and Scolari’s Grocery.

I didn’t see any smoke rising from Jobs Peak this morning, so that’s a good sign. We’ve got more thunderstorms in the forecast for today, so there may be plenty of fire to go around.

The National Weather Service issued its drought statement today, and surprise … we still are in one. The East Fork of the Carson River through Gardnerville is at 88 cubic feet per second, which is 30 percent of average. The West Fork at Woodfords is at 29 percent.

Today’s weather calls for a chance for isolated thunderstorms after 11 a.m. with mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 90. Expect the breeze to pick up to 5 mph out of the northwest.