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with the current drought, we need all the snow we can get... and march could possibly be a good month for us. that is tonight's channel 2 news big story at 5:30 we've been dry for days now in northern nevada. and after a slow february we need a good march to further help our snow pack this year. good evening i'm landon miller . and i'm kristen remington, thanks for staying with us. could march be our miracle month? we've had both dry and wet marches in years past. angela schilling joins us live from the national weather service with more. angela? kristen, it is definitly possible to have a good snow season in march. the past few years have been poor, but the climate books shows promise in some years. 2011 was a great year for us. dawn johnson: "so a miracle march is not out of the question." the year 2011 brought us a lot
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city picked up over ninety inches of snow that year. dawn johnson: "we had storms that were dropping three to five feet of snow at a time in march." and the national weather service has lots of pictures to prove it. for the month of march, tahoe city averages just under five inches of precipitation. down about an inch from february. which is not a huge difference. dawn johnson: "march we can see a variety of things take place, but it's still considered a wet month for us." in reno the average is about three forth's of an inch. as the jet stream beings to move northward, temperatures can be a little bit more of a mystery this time of year. dawn johnson: "temps can be all over the place in march." 1952 was a cold and snowy march for us in reno. that year we saw only eight days above fifty degrees and received just under thirty inches of snow in one month. just like for tahoe city, we had a good march in 2011. picking up five inches of snow out at the airport. the
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dawn johnson: "as far as reality, we can see those warm storms and cold storms and right now the forecast is to be slightly above for temps." so we've had our fair share of warm months too. last year the average high temperature was right around sixty six degrees. same thing in 2004. hopefully this march won't be quite as warm and dry. dawn johnson: "the climate prediction center they tend to do a long range outlook. they are showing better than average chances for it being wetter in march. and a lot of our long range models are hinting at that as well." for march, the record coldest max temperature in reno is twenty three and the warmest is eighty three. covering the big story live, angela schilling, channel two news. thanks angela so is there any more moisture ahead as we near the end of february? chief meteorologist mike alger is in the weather center tonight... mike any storms on the horizon?
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average for the next couple of days as the west coast ridge of high pressure resists the attempts of offshore weather systems to break it down. variable amounts of high cloudiness will still come through the region thursday and friday ahead of a weak cold front that will give us a slight chance of an isolated shower north of i-80 friday night. the front will kick up some relatively strong winds friday, and will drop our temperatures from the upper 60s thursday and friday to the low 60s on saturday. another weak system moves through late sunday into monday bringing another
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if you're just joining us-- let's catch you up on the big story we covered at 5.... cbs news has confirmed that nevada governor sandoval is being considered for justice antonin scalia's open seat on the supreme court. neither the white house... nor the governor's office... would confirm the story, but sandoval did meet with nevada senator harry reid in washington on monday. reid says he isn't pushing for it with the president, but he would support a sandoval nomination. reid: "he's a good person. he has a great record, and he's been a tremendously good governor in spite of having to deal with some very big problems there." gop leadership in the senate has
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for any appointee the president makes... but a republican nominee could shake their resolve. you may remember-- sandoval served as a judge for the us district court before he was elected governor. and for much more on this story-- tune in for channel 2 news at 6:30. february is black history month and today the reno city council issued a proclaimation acknowledging it. "now therefore i naomi duerr, on behalf of our mayor hillary l. schieve, do hereby proclaim february 2016 as black history month." representatives of the n-double a c-p attended the ceremony at reno city hall today, and said the proclaimation represents their work to provide equal access to all. on monday sparks proclaimed february "black history month". more than 50 years ago, hundreds more than 50 years ago, hundreds of civil rights demonstrators marched from selma to montgomery, alabama. their efforts eventually led to equal voting rights for all americans, regardless of race.
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the nation's highest honors. weijia jiang reports from washington. applause this is a moment civil rights activists once thought impossible.. rep. paul ryan/house speaker: "they were called outside agitators. and other ugly names. but in the end no lie could overpower the truth." in the capitol building on wednesday... leaders of the u-s house and senate awarded the congressional gold medal to the "foot soldiers" who marched from selma, alabama, to montgomery in 1965. marchers chanting hundreds of people participated in the demonstration, demanding voting rights for blacks. police blocked ...and attacked many of them. rep. john lewis/ georgia: "we were beaten, trampled by horses, left bloodied. i was left unconscious. i thought i was going to die." congressman john lewis of georgia helped lead the marches. he accepted the medal on behalf of foot soldiers across the country... rep. john lewis georgia "it makes all the suffering and pain--worth it."
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news/washington: "the march expedited the passage of the voting rights act of 1965... something all the speakers here talked about" "it's just a blessing." reverend frederick reese--a civil rights giant--organized the march, and invited dr. martin luther king junior to join. reese says decades later...the real reward is equality. reverend frederick reese/congressional gold medal recipient: "to allow all people regardless of race creed or color to have the blessings of being represented." the congressional gold medal is the highest civilian honor. many of the recipients--attend ed the ceremony... as congress and the country paused...to say thank you. weijia jiang channel 2 news. in money watch... economy seats have become smaller over the years. but designers in london have a made a new seat with comfort in
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lady shoves bag into bin no matter how much patience you pack a long-haul flight in economy can leave you defeated. now, a team of london designers hopes to ease that pain with seating. adam: "it's just like your body - so you do this and the seat does this ." adam white, director of factory design, came up with the idea while on a long-haul flight to japan. adam: "4 or 5 hours into the flight - i'm kind of doing this.i'm twisting." jonathan vigliotti/london: "the chair is almost like an exoskeleton - and if you look at the back of it, you'll see what i mean. there's a spinal cord and then a rib cage that shifts with your every movement." the skeleton design will be padded and covered. white says the end result is a chair that adjusts to your body and is more comfortable to sit and even sleep in for long stretches of time. jonathan: "and if i didn't like you - i could just twist. adam: the other way! "
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his company designing the last seats for british airways' luxury concord. several airlines have shown interest in the twister - which takes up no more space than a typical economy seat. that's a big selling point as airlines try to jam more passengers onboard their flights. jonathan vigliotti channel 2 news. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. how many hours a night should we be sleeping? the magic number... and tips to help you get some more shut- eye... coming up in tonight's health watch. but first... if you use a wireless mouse you'll want to be aware of a potential security flaw... how the devices can be used to get access to your data, after the break. "you're watching channel 2 news... with kristen remington, landon miller, sports with garrett dearborn, and mike
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a new security flaw has been uncovered, that could affect wireless mice and keyboards. john potter has more on the so- called mousejack vulnerability, that could let a hacker hijack your computer, by going through your wireless mouse. a popular way to connect a wireless mouse or keyboard to a computer is through a usb dongle. but that connection may also make you vulnerable to hackers. rouland: "they can do anything to your computer that you could as if you were sitting at it." security firm bastille discovered the new flaw and are
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rouland: "if you have a wireless mouse i can attach and impersonate a wireless keyboard and arbitrarily send it, whatever, any commands i want to your computer." a hacker needs a 15 dollar antenna, several lines of code...and to be within 650 feet of a vulnerable device. in a demonstration, bastille took over this computer and was able to control it and type commands. the mousejack flaw does not affect bluetooth connections that usually show this symbol. logitech released a statement saying: "the vulnerability would be complex to replicate and would require physical proximity to the target. it is therefore a difficult and unlikely path of attack." logitech also released a software update for its wireless keyboards and mice. rouland: "in the case of microsoft, amazon, dell, hp and gigabyte users, they may need to purchase new devices, they can switch to wired devices." bastille said they discovered the flaw last november and
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covering the story, john potter, channel 2 news. facebook users can now do more than "like" a post. the social network rolled out what it calls reactions - as an extension of the the like button. the social network rolled out what it calls reactions - as an extension of the the like button. you can now be wowed, express sadness...anger... laughter or love over a post. to use on your smartphone hold down the like button. on your desktop just hover over the like button and the icons appear. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. coming up in sports...colin kaepernick's future may still be in the bay area, garrett tells us about today's developments.
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night? if you're like a third of americans... you're not getting enough. so how much should we be sleeping? the answer in
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you've heard it before... adults need at least seven hours of shut-eye a night. but a new study shows, more than a third of us don't get that much sleep. in tonight's health watch, we have some tips for getting more zzz's.
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people between the ages of 18 and 60 -- need to sleep at least seven hours a night. that's according to two major sleep-related associations. but a national survey by the cdc shows -- more than one-third of us -- sleep less than seven hours. and that's a problem. here's why. research shows the less sleep you get -- the more risk you have for obesity -- diabetes -- heart disease -- and mental illness. to make sure you get enough shut-eye -- try to stick to a schedule. go to bed and wake up at the same times each day. including weekends. keep your room dark -- turn the thermostat low -- and get rid of electronics. yes -- put that phone away. before bed -- don't eat a big meal -- drink caffeine -- or alcohol. and during the day -- try to exercise. if you do all that and still can't get enough rest -- go to your doctor. there may be another problem that's preventing good sleep. so -- consider this your wake-up call -- to start sleeping more.
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it's recommended that toddlers to 12-year-old get 10-11 hours of sleep a night... and that teens get at least nine hours of shut-eye. that's health watch for tonight, for a closer look go to k-t-v-n dot com and click the health watch icon. let's check in on the roads with our traffic reporter chaison dean in the alice 96 point 5 traffic center. watch out for some heavy traffic slowdowns in and around the spaghetti bowl and onto 395 from i80 to the dandini and parr exit. and watch out for an accident on 580 and moana northbound. and expect extra delays in that area as crews will be on the scene. i'm chaison dean and that's your traffic. "channel 2 news continues with chief meteorologist mike alger's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american meteorological society!" temperatures will run well above
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days as the west coast ridge of high pressure resists the attempts of offshore weather systems to break it down. variable amounts of high cloudiness will still come through the region thursday and friday ahead of a weak cold front that will give us a slight chance of an isolated shower north of i-80 friday night. the front will kick up some relatively strong winds friday, and will drop our temperatures from the upper 60s thursday and friday to the low 60s on saturday. another weak system moves through late sunday into monday bringing another slight chance of showers. temperatures will run well above average for the next couple of days as the west coast ridge of high pressure resists the attempts of offshore weather systems to break it down. variable amounts of high cloudiness will still come through the region thursday and
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ahead of a weak cold front that will give us a slight chance of an isolated shower north of i-80 friday night. the front will kick up some relatively strong winds friday, and will drop our temperatures from the upper 60s thursday and friday to the low 60s on saturday. another weak system moves through late sunday into monday bringing another slight chance of showers. temperatures will run well above average for the next couple of days as the west coast ridge of high pressure resists the attempts of offshore weather systems to break it down. variable amounts of high cloudiness will still come through the region thursday and friday ahead of a weak cold front that will give us a slight chance of an isolated shower north of i-80 friday night. the front will
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winds friday, and will drop our temperatures from the upper 60s thursday and friday to the low 60s on saturday. another weak system moves through late sunday into monday bringing another slight chance of showers. kristen and landon thank mike. coming up in sports, the wolf pack men are looking for the regular season sweep of utah state tonight, garrett previews
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"now, here's sports director garrett dearborn, with channel 2 sports" colin kaepernick's future became "a little clearer" today.....at nfl combine media availability today san francisco general manager trent baalke said he "absolutely" expects the former pack star to be with the 49ers next season. as you know, kap had a rough start to the post jim harbaugh era going 2-6 in eight starts last season before losing the blaine gabbert. renewel on that 126-million dollar deal he signed in 2014.. and add to that colin is coming off surgeries on his non-throwing shoulder, thumb, and knee...the future is a little murky for number 7. while baalke wouldn't commit to where he see's kaps role with the team next season....he did say his surgery rehab is going
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i think the good thing is we have two guys who have proven they can go into games and play,has done some awfully good things in his career with the san francisco 49ers, and we expect him to come back. he's doing a good job with his rehab with the medical staff. that seems to be going very well. we just look forward to getting him back and working with this coaching staff. kaps 11.9 million dollar 2016 contract becomes fully guaranteed april 1 if he's on the roster. the wolf pack men's basketball team will be looking for the rare regular season sweep of utah state tonight. while the aggies have won 3-of- the-last-4 meetings it was the pack beating them 89-84 in logan the end of january. it's a big game for the pack as teams jockey for position in the mountain west tournament coming down the stretch....the pack
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and that's with 4-games to play.....tonight's tip off set for 7pm. and the up and down career of reno bighorns forward duje dukan continues...this time he's smiling because the sacramento kings have recalled their rookie back to the big club. dukan is averaging just under 14- points per game for the horns in 16-games with the horns.....its the 6th time he's been called up this year.
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mike's final weather temperatures will run well above average for the next couple of days as the west coast ridge of through the region thursday and friday ahead of a weak cold front that will give us a slight from the upper 60s thursday and that's the news for 5:30. i'm kristen remington. for
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>> pelley: tornadoes bring death and destruction to the east after a string of deadly twisters in the deep south. >> i saw something coming at my face, and i said, oh, my god, i'm going to die. >> pelley: also tonight, trump with the victory of the night and the quote of the week. >> we won with poorly educated. i love the poorly educated. >> pelley: a jury awards millions for a cancer death linked to talcum powder. and riding down racial barriers. >> you know for me, from an african american and a diversity standpoint, i'm definitely carrying on that legacy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. this could be a dangerous night in the east. a tornado is blamed for at least three deaths in virginia today. twisters were also reported in

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