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Weather is warmer than usual

staff reports

Everybody’s talking about the warm winter weather, but there’s not much anyone can do about it.

Besides, it’s too early to worry about what will or won’t happen.

“I wouldn’t want to predict what’s going to happen,” said Carson River Watermaster Julian Larrouy. “Even the weather forecasters don’t put a lot of faith in the long-range predictions.”

A few big storms could bring the currently meager snowpack roaring back. Larrouy said he can recall years when serious precipitation didn’t happen until February or March, bringing otherwise dismal water years to almost average.

As of Thursday, the Carson River was running at 100 cubic feet per second, close to average for late December.

A slight chance of snow Sunday and Monday has been predicted. The high temperature today is expected to be 50.