Record cold and snow engulf California and Nevada, U.S.

Record cold and snow engulf California and Nevada, U.S.

Back-to-back cold fronts brought record temperatures and heavy snow to California beginning Friday, November 6, 2020, after months of hot weather and wildfires in the state. Single-day snowfall records were also broken in several areas in Nevada. In California, a…

Las Vegas surpassed its annual average rainfall in just 5 months

Las Vegas surpassed its annual average rainfall in just 5 months

Las Vegas has surpassed its yearly average rainfall on May 9 with 114.5 mm (4.51 inches) recorded since January 1. The annual average for the city is 106.4 mm (4.19 inches). May average is 3 mm (0.12 inches). The city has already experienced its wettest May 9 and 10…

Rare snow blankets Las Vegas, black ice forces road closures, Nevada

Rare snow blankets Las Vegas, black ice forces road closures, Nevada

After heavy rain and widespread flooding across the Las Vegas Valley on February 14, the region was hit by a snow-dumping winter storm on Sunday, February 17, 2019. Authorities are reporting black ice on the roads early Monday morning, closing some of them and…

Reno sets new record for greatest annual precipitation, Nevada

Reno sets new record for greatest annual precipitation, Nevada

After record daily rainfall on November 16, the city of Reno, Nevada has also set its new record for the greatest precipitation total in any calendar year. A record rainfall of 20.57 mm (0.81 inches) was set at Reno-Tahoe International Airport on November 16, 2017,…

Widespread flash floods hit Las Vegas Valley, Nevada

Widespread flash floods hit Las Vegas Valley, Nevada

Severe thunderstorms produced heavy rain over portions of the Las Vegas Valley on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, causing widespread flash floods. There are reports of as much as 60 cm (2 feet) of water in the Elk Ridge and cars were not able to enter or exit that…

Winter-like storm sets new records across Nevada

Winter-like storm sets new records across Nevada

An unusually strong and cold low pressure system caused several daily low temperatures and precipitation records to be set on Monday, June 12, 2017 across central and northern Nevada. On the same day, state's mountainous regions received an estimated 6 – 12…