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…

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Nevada, aftershocks reported, U.S.

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Nevada, aftershocks reported, U.S.

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit SW Nevada, near the border with California, at 11:03 UTC (04:03 LT) on May 15, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 7 km (4 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The…

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…

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,…

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…

Record snowmelt, raging rivers across America’s West claim 21 lives

Record snowmelt, raging rivers across America’s West claim 21 lives

Raging rivers caused by record snowmelt claimed lives of at least 21 people across the America's West so far this season, forcing officials to close sections of rivers popular with swimmers, rafters and fishing enthusiasts. In Utah and Wyoming, some rivers…

From drought to deluge, preparing for weeks of Katrina-style flooding

From drought to deluge, preparing for weeks of Katrina-style flooding

California has spectacularly emerged from one of its driest periods on record and ended its five-year drought by enduring one of its wettest periods on record. Its reservoirs, lakes, and mountainsides are now brimming with water and snow, though scientists caution…