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Issued by NWS Elko, NV

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
236 AM PDT SAT SEP 5 2015

...AUGUST CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY FOR NORTHEASTERN AND CENTRAL
NEVADA...

1-3 AUGUST - SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE BROUGHT SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO
CENTRAL NEVADA WITH HEAVY RAIN. LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING WAS REPORTED.
TEMPERATURES WERE NEAR NORMAL.

4-6 AUGUST - A WEAK LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM BROUGHT SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
WITH GUSTY WINDS TO NORTHERN NEVADA.

7-10 AUGUST - A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM BROUGHT MOISTURE INTO NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL NEVADA WITH WIDESPREAD RAINFALL. FLASH FLOODING AND SEVERE WEATHER
WAS REPORTED AROUND THE THE AREA ON THE 7TH.

11-14 AUGUST - SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE RESULTED IN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

15-23 AUGUST - DRY WITH TEMPERATURES SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL. SMOKE AND HAZE
OCCURRED BETWEEN THE 18TH AND 21ST.

24-31 AUGUST - TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH THE 29TH. SUBTROPICAL
MOISTURE MOVED FROM SOUTH TO NORTH ACROSS THE AREA. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED ACROSS EASTERN NEVADA. GUSTY WINDS OCCURRED ON THE
29TH AND 30TH.

THE TABLES BELOW SUMMARIZE THE WEATHER AT FOUR OF OUR AIRPORT
CLIMATE SITES DURING THE PERIOD. TEMPERATURES ARE IN DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT...WHILE PRECIPITATION IS IN INCHES.

               ...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE STATISTICS...

                  AVERAGE     DEPARTURE
LOCATION        TEMPERATURE  FROM NORMAL               RANK

ELKO AIRPORT        71.5         3.3                7TH WARMEST
ELY AIRPORT         66.1         1.9               20TH WARMEST
TONOPAH AIRPORT     75.1         2.6                7TH WARMEST
WINNEMUCCA AIRPORT  70.3         0.3               57TH WARMEST


               ...TOTAL PRECIPITATION STATISTICS...

                   TOTAL       DEPARTURE   PERCENT
LOCATION       PRECIPITATION  FROM NORMAL   NORMAL     RANK

ELKO AIRPORT         0.63        0.26        170%   23RD WETTEST
ELY AIRPORT          0.54       -0.36         60%   43RD  DRIEST
TONOPAH AIRPORT      0.22       -0.29         43%   29TH  DRIEST
WINNEMUCCA AIRPORT   0.23        0.05        127%   23RD WETTEST


                   ...DAILY RECORD STATISTICS...

                    DAILY         DAILY       NEW    OLD    OLD
LOCATION         RECORD DATE   RECORD TYPE   VALUE  VALUE  YEAR

TONOPAH AIRPORT08/20   RECORD MAX TEMP    96  95   2009

                       ...PERIOD OF RECORD...

ELKO AIRPORT - 1930 TO PRESENT, WITH DISCONTINUOUS DOWNTOWN DATA
FROM A COOPERATIVE STATION BACK TO 1888.

ELY AIRPORT - 1938 TO PRESENT, WITH DISCONTINUOUS DOWNTOWN DATA FROM
A COOPERATIVE STATION BACK TO 1893.

TONOPAH AIRPORT - 1954 TO PRESENT, WITH DOWNTOWN DATA EXCLUDED DUE
TO LARGE ELEVATION DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DOWNTOWN AND THE AIRPORT.

WINNEMUCCA AIRPORT - 1949 TO PRESENT, WITH DOWNTOWN DATA FROM A
WEATHER BUREAU/ARMY SIGNAL CORPS STATION BACK TO 1877.

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JRM/BA



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