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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
734 PM PST SUN MAR 1 2015

...FEBRUARY 2015 CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY FOR NORTHEASTERN AND
CENTRAL NEVADA...

EXCEPTIONALLY STRONG HIGH PRESSURE DOMINATED THE GREAT BASIN
ONCE AGAIN DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. THIS RESULTED IN
EXTREMELY WARM WEATHER ACROSS THE AREA...WITH MANY DAILY
RECORD HIGHS AND SEVERAL MONTHLY RECORD HIGHS. A STORM SYSTEM
BROUGHT MAINLY RAIN TO NORTHWESTERN NEVADA FROM THE 6TH TO
THE 9TH...INTERRUPTING THE RECORD WARMTH...WHICH THEN PROMPTLY
RESUMED. ANOTHER SYSTEM BROUGHT COOLER WEATHER AND SNOW AT THE
VERY END OF THE MONTH...BUT WAS NOT ENOUGH TO OFF-SET THE
OVERALL WARM DEPARTURES AND NEGATIVE PRECIPITATION DEFICITS.
NOT SURPRISINGLY...THE LACK OF COLD AND PRECIPITATION RESULTED
IN BELOW NORMAL SNOWFALL AS WELL.

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



               ...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE STATISTICS...

                  AVERAGE     DEPARTURE
LOCATION        TEMPERATURE  FROM NORMAL               RANK

ELKO AIRPORT        40.1       +10.2                1ST WARMEST
ELY AIRPORT         38.0        +9.0                1ST WARMEST
TONOPAH AIRPORT     45.0        +8.2                1ST WARMEST
WINNEMUCCA AIRPORT  40.6        +5.4               10TH WARMEST


               ...TOTAL PRECIPITATION STATISTICS...

                   TOTAL       DEPARTURE   PERCENT
LOCATION       PRECIPITATION  FROM NORMAL   NORMAL     RANK

ELKO AIRPORT         0.29       -0.55         35%   18TH DRIEST
ELY AIRPORT          0.21       -0.54         28%   19TH DRIEST
TONOPAH AIRPORT      0.01       -0.51          2%    7TH DRIEST
WINNEMUCCA AIRPORT   0.78       +0.12        118%   62ND WETTEST


                  ...TOTAL SNOWFALL STATISTICS...

                   TOTAL       DEPARTURE   PERCENT
LOCATION         SNOWFALL     FROM NORMAL   NORMAL     RANK

ELKO AIRPORT         1.9        -4.6          30%   26TH LEAST
ELY AIRPORT          3.6        -4.3          46%   24TH LEAST
WINNEMUCCA AIRPORT   0.6        -2.8          18%   25TH LEAST


                  ...MONTHLY RECORD STATISTICS...

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

ELKO AIRPORT       FEBRUARY      WARMEST     40.1   39.8   1968
ELY AIRPORT        FEBRUARY      WARMEST     38.0   37.8   1995
TONOPAH AIRPORT    FEBRUARY      WARMEST     45.0   43.9   1995


                   ...DAILY RECORD STATISTICS...

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

ELKO AIRPORT        02/04   HIGH TEMPERATURE   60     58   1965
ELKO AIRPORT        02/07   HIGH TEMPERATURE   64     60   1995
ELKO AIRPORT        02/08   HIGH TEMPERATURE   64     61   1963
ELKO AIRPORT        02/12   HIGH TEMPERATURE   64     61   2011
ELKO AIRPORT        02/13   HIGH TEMPERATURE   66     61   1971

ELY AIRPORT         02/05   HIGH TEMPERATURE   64     64   1963
ELY AIRPORT         02/12   HIGH TEMPERATURE   65     59   1991
ELY AIRPORT         02/13   HIGH TEMPERATURE   66     60   1977
ELY AIRPORT         02/14   HIGH TEMPERATURE   66     61   1996
ELY AIRPORT         02/18   HIGH TEMPERATURE   66     62   1977
ELY AIRPORT         02/19   HIGH TEMPERATURE   65     64   1977

TONOPAH AIRPORT     02/03   HIGH TEMPERATURE   63     62   1995
TONOPAH AIRPORT     02/13   HIGH TEMPERATURE   71     66   2014
TONOPAH AIRPORT     02/14   HIGH TEMPERATURE   70     68   2014
TONOPAH AIRPORT     02/18   HIGH TEMPERATURE   68     68   1977

WINNEMUCCA AIRPORT  02/05   HIGH TEMPERATURE   63     63   1995
WINNEMUCCA AIRPORT  02/06   HIGH TEMPERATURE   68     67   1886


                       ...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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RCM


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