Rare winter-like storm brings heavy snowfall, sets new records.
13 June 2017 – Several daily low temperatures and rainfall records were set yesterday across central and northern Nevada. On the same day, the state’s mountainous regions received an estimated 6 – 12 inches (15 – 30 cm) of snow.
The rare winter-like storm hit parts of California and Nevada on July 11 and 12, 2017, dumping measurable snow on Lake Tahoe on the California/and Nevada border.
Three locations recorded daily low max temperatures:
Elko Airport new record: 45 °F (7.2 °C)
Old record of 56 °F (13.3 °C) was set in 1970
Eureka Airport new record: 52 °F (11.1 °C)
Old record of 55 °F (12.8 °C) was set in 2010
Tied old record of 62 °F (16.7 °C) set in 1998
Winnemucca Airport new record: 50 °F (10 °C)
Old record of 58 °F (14.4 °C) was set in 1923
Record daily low temperature was measured at:
Tonopah Airport new record: 34 °F (1.1 °C).
Old record of 37 °F (2.8 °C) was set in 1980.
Also, two stations reported record daily precipitation and measurable snow was reported for the first time at Elko and Ely airports.
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