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january and february were all good news. both found our snowpack was above normal. that is not the case this time. today's snow survey found us at 96-percent of normal. that is relatively good if you compare it to recent years... but not so good in our recovery from the drought. experts remind us... we can still end the year with an above average snow... as long as we get a miracle march. "i hope the winter is not over. march is still, when you look at the historical averages, is one of the key months of winter. almost as big as february or january. so i think there is still a really great chance that we could... things could change around" hydrologist say just one storm is not enough. we need a several storms to line up and dump a significant amount of snow... to put us where we would like to be. we'll have to see if those storms show up...and whether or not they make a difference...
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month from now at the april snow survey. live at the mount rose summit.... colin lygren... kolo 8 news now. the sunshine isn't helping our snow pack. but could we be seeing rain in a few days? chief meteorologist jeff thompson is here with a check of your forecast. jeff... the ridge of high pressure along the west coast will flatten and start to weaken this week, as a series of systems moves through the pacific northwest. this will keep breezy conditions and occasional clouds in the forecast, with showers possible north of i-80 late tuesday and wednesday night. highs will be close to records, with some valley locations warming into the low to mid 70's. by next weekend, a change to a stormy pattern is looking more and more likely. windy conditions, with sierra rain and snow are all possible by saturday. plus, more storms are lining up to potentially move into the west coast through the middle of next week. stay tuned! -jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. southwest wind around 5 mph. tuesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 70. breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 35 mph. tuesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 38. breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the evening. winds could gust
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wednesday: sunny, with a high near 71. light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning. wednesday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. thursday: partly sunny, with a high near 63. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 33. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 64. friday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. saturday: partly sunny, with a high near 62. saturday night: a slight chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. sunday: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. breezy. through the pacific northwest. this will keep breezy conditions and occasional clouds in the outside the tesla gigafactory construction site, east of town this morning. they were crying foul the site--picketing and urging workers to walk
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they say one of the subcontractors on the job--a new mexico firm--has been hiring out-of-state workers instead of qualified locals. this-- they charge-- is a violation of the spirit of the agreement between the state and tesla which traded more than a billion dollars in tax incentives for a promise to hire local workers. their complaint was with the subcontractor, but clearly the intent was to send a message to tesla. james: "i just think it's wrong for tesla. i think it's a wrong business move for tesla to use our tax money and then hire out-of-state contractors to go out and hire out-of-state workers." tesla issued a statement today saying the dispute was with a third party contractor not them. they added that half the work force hired by the new mexico firm were from nevada as required by the agreement that brought tesla to northern nevada. in fact--they said--overall the project was more than meeting that goal--a statement backed up by the most recent state audit of the project
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percent of the nearly 900 workers on the job site were nevadans. reno police found the car they say they think is connected to a home invasion and recent burglaries in south reno. the car was found on friday, and was taken to the station for processing. no arrests have been made in this case, so police are still asking for your help. if you know anything about this case or the shooting at the siri casino, you can call reno police or secret witness at 322-4900. ### a skier dies at squaw valley ski resort after she suffered multiple injuries over the weekend. a 62 year old woman was skiing in the "headwall" area when she fell. she then slid down the slope and hit some trees. she was wearing a helmet at the time. new developments tonight, in the search for a missing ski instructor. placer county deputies say they found the body of 23-year-old carson may. a search and rescue team found his body during a trainning
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may was reported missing-- at the ski resort on january 15th. crews searched the area for four days... but could not find him. today, a crew went back to the area, where may's cell phone was last pinged... and found the ski instructor, under five feet of snow. ### looks like nevada's status as "first in the west" is staying put.for now. the turnout for last week's nevada republican caucuses--- more than doubled, compared to 2012. this year's results, were also finalized within a few hours, instead of taking days. the nevada secretary of state's office-- said as of today, there were no reports of voter fraud in either the democratic, or republican caucuses. other states like colorado have been eyeing nevada's "first in the west" spot, but with this year's success-- it's unlikely another state will take the coveted spot. but-- republican national committee officials could always decide to grant the caucus spot to another state, before the 20-20 nominating process. ### tomorrow you'll be able to burn vegetation in washoe county. what you need to know
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where you can go to get today is leap day! we'll show you who was born on the extra day of the year. so what kind of weather can we expect tomorrow, and into the rest of the week? we will have a closer forecast...and what you can expect in the days break. we do wake up to some cool temperatures in the morning but the be pleasant. we're welcomeing in a march, what to expect for your weather's coming up on good morning reno,
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w at 6:30, with sarah johns, noah bond, weather with meteorologist jeff thomspon, and sports with josh little. this is kolo 8 news now at 6:30." chief meteorologist jeff thompson has your complete forecast. the ridge of high pressure along the west coast will flatten and start to weaken this week,
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through the pacific northwest. this will keep breezy conditions and occasional clouds in the forecast, with showers possible north of i-80 late tuesday and wednesday night. highs will be close to records, with some valley locations warming into the low to mid 70's. by next weekend, a change to a stormy pattern is looking more and more likely. windy conditions, with sierra rain and snow are all possible by saturday. plus, more storms are lining up to potentially move into the west coast through the middle of next week. stay tuned! -jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. southwest wind around 5 mph. tuesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 70. breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 35 mph. tuesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 38. breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the evening. winds could gust as high as 30 mph. wednesday: sunny, with a high near 71. light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning. wednesday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. thursday: partly sunny, with a high near 63. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 33. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 64. friday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. saturday: partly sunny, with a high near 62. saturday night: a slight chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
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mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. breezy. the ridge of high pressure along the west coast will flatten and start to weaken this week, as a series of systems moves through the pacific northwest. this will keep breezy conditions and occasional clouds in the forecast, with showers possible north of i-80 late tuesday and wednesday night. highs will be close to records, with some valley locations warming into the low to mid 70's. by next weekend, a change to a stormy pattern is looking more and more likely. windy conditions, with sierra rain and snow are all possible by saturday. plus, more storms are lining up to potentially move into the west coast through the middle of next week. stay tuned! -jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. southwest wind around 5 mph. tuesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 70. breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 35 mph. tuesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 38. breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the evening. winds could gust as high as 30 mph. wednesday: sunny, with a high near 71. light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning. wednesday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. thursday: partly sunny, with a high near 63. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 33. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
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a low around 36. saturday: partly sunny, with a high near 62. saturday night: a slight chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. sunday: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. breezy. thanks, jeff. happy leap day!! and just in case you didn't know leap year
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happy leap day!! and just in case you didn't know leap year happens once every four years. it keeps our calendar in sync with the rotation of the earth around the sun. we're celebrating by showing off a few babies born today at renown. lucy was born a little before 11 this morning. here's lincoln. he weighs seven pounds
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nine this morning. this is brian and trish green's second child. john and emily wooten welcomed ember around 1-30 this afternoon. john says he's especially happy his girl was born on leap day. have plans for dinner tonight? if you don't, we'll tell you about where you can go to help out a great cause.
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same spot. "knitting factory entertainment" announced they are leaving reno.but "rockbar theatre" will be taking over the location. knitting factory is thanking fans for their patronage and support
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rockbar plans to renovate and re-brand the venue as a concert house, casino and restaurant. no word yet on when rockbar will open. if you live in unincorporated washoe county-- open burning season starts for you tomorrow. however, truckee meadow fire protection district, has some things you should know. amy ray, fire marshall, tmfpd, " residents with less than a quarter acre are not allowed to burn. pile sizes should be kept small, 2 to 3 feet. always have hoses and tools available so the fire does not escape. the burning hours are between 6 am, put it out by two pm and no smoke by three pm." reno and sparks do not allow open burning. however you must have a burn permit... that's something new this year. permits are free-- and can be obtained at the main office or online... just go to kolo t-v dot com-- for more information. ### if you are feeling hungry later... there is a way to satisfy your appetite and help a good cause. p-j and company, restaurant and saloon is taking 20 percent of their total sales today
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veteran's guest house. the guest house gives accommodation to veterans and their families while they are receiving medical treatment in reno or sparks. you need to print a flyer for the donation to go through. that flyer can be found at kolo-cares-dot-com. veterans guest house is kolo cares pillar partner. a pair of wolf pack track and field athletes have been named to the all-conference team plus...a local basketball player was looking to wrap up a perfect regular season
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gabby williams was back on the court tonight... as uconn tried to wrap up a perfect regular season the top-ranked huskies taking on number 20 south florida... a quite night for gabby... she only took one shot, but made both of her free throws.. she also had three rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots///. she is averaging nearly 10 points and 10 rebounds per game... uconn rolls 79-59 it's the 8th time they've finished off an undefeated regular season... they've now won 66 games in a row, the third longest winning streak in ncaa history nevada's marqueze coleman is making strides in his rehab.... he's no longer on crutches, and is out of the walking boot... but he has yet to practice since spraining his ankle on wednesday... there's no telling how much longer he'll be out... coach musselman said today he's not sure if coleman will be able to
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conference tournament next week the pack's final road game is this wednesday... they play at boise state... the broncos are fresh off an impressive win at san diego state. a pair of wolf pack track and field athletes have been named to the all-conference team nicole wadden won the gold medal in the pentathalon at last week's mountain west championships... she set the school- record, with the 5th- highest score in conference history.. and her high jump is the third-best all-time and leah carter also earned all-conference honors.. she took the bronze medal in the high jump at the mountain west championships... both girls will not compete in the outdoor season for nevada. the reed raiders have been ranked as one of the best softball teams in the entire country maxpreps has them 4th in their top 100... they went 37-and-2 overall last season, winning their first state title since 1998... they also return julia jensen, who was a sophomore all-american last season... and is a preseason all-
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the raiders begin their season next thursday at the sacramento tournament. former reed pitcher jackie sertic was named the summit league pitcher of the week for the second time this season... she pitched two complete-game shutouts for north dakota state... she had 23 strikeouts in the two games... sertic has started
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tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. southwest wind around 5 mph. tuesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 70. breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 35 mph. tuesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 38. breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the evening. winds could gust as high as 30 mph. wednesday: sunny, with a high near 71. light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning. wednesday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. thursday: partly sunny, with a high near 63. thursday night: partly cloudy, next. remember, you can find more information on the
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please welcome today's contestants -- a pathologist from buffalo, new york... a graduate student from long beach, california... and our returning champion, an author from atlanta, georgia... whose 1-day cash winnings total... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! [ cheers and applause ] thank you, johnny. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. well, as you just heard, david, our returning champion, won a lot of money -- $27,000 at the end of last week. not only is he a good writer, he's obviously a good reader. and he remembers what he has read. tyler and brigid, good to have you with us today. and good luck to all three of you. let's go to work now in the jeopardy! round, shall we?
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followed by... r-t-h -- those three letters coming up at the end of each correct response. david, off you go. let's start with animated tv for $400, please. tyler. what is "the fairly oddparents"? right. let's go leap day, $200. david. what is the panama canal? right you are. let's go back to animated tv for $600, please. brigid. who is dora? "dora the explorer," yes.

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