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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
344 AM PDT WED JUN 3 2015

CORRECTED FOR TONOPAH AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

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

1-5 MAY - A SERIES OF DISTURBANCES BROUGHT SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
TO THE AREA...BUT VERY LITTLE RAINFALL. TEMPERATURES WERE WELL ABOVE
NORMAL.

6-9 MAY - AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PLACED EASTERN NEVADA UNDER A FAVORABLE
LOCATION FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. BENEFICIAL VALLEY RAIN AND
MOUNTAIN SNOW FELL ACROSS THE AREA. ELKO AND SPRING CREEK RECEIVED
ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL ON THE MORNING OF THE 7TH...WITH 2-3 INCHES OF
SNOW REPORTED. TEMPERATURES WERE BELOW NORMAL FOR THE 7-9TH.

10-13 MAY - HIGH PRESSURE ON THE 10TH, QUICKLY GAVE WAY TO AN AREA
OF LOW PRESSURE...WHICH BROUGHT SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE
AREA.

14-23 MAY - A SERIES OF STORM SYSTEMS BROUGHT SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS TO MUCH OF THE AREA. COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF RAINFALL ALSO
OCCURRED ACROSS THE AREA. NOTICEABLE RIVER RISES WERE
OBSERVED...WHICH WAS IMPRESSIVE WITH THE LACKLUSTER SNOWPACK. FUNNEL
CLOUDS WERE REPORTED IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY 18-19TH.

24-27 MAY - A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CONTINUED TO PRODUCE SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...WITH MINOR FLOODING ACROSS PORTIONS OF ELKO ON THE
24TH. NUMEROUS FUNNEL CLOUDS WERE REPORTED IN PORTIONS OF NORTHERN
NEVADA.

28-31 MAY - A WARMING TREND OCCURRED ACROSS NEVADA, AS HIGH
TEMPERATURES REACHED THE UPPER 80S AND LOWER 90S. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUED. THE FINAL TWO DAYS IN MAY WERE THE
WARMEST OF 2015.


               ...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE STATISTICS...

                  AVERAGE     DEPARTURE
LOCATION        TEMPERATURE  FROM NORMAL               RANK

ELKO AIRPORT        55.1         1.7               26TH WARMEST
ELY AIRPORT         50.8         0.1               43RD WARMEST
TONOPAH AIRPORT     57.7        -1.1               28TH COLDEST
WINNEMUCCA AIRPORT  55.3         0.2               56TH WARMEST


               ...TOTAL PRECIPITATION STATISTICS...

                   TOTAL       DEPARTURE   PERCENT
LOCATION       PRECIPITATION  FROM NORMAL   NORMAL     RANK

ELKO AIRPORT         3.49        2.53        364%    3RD WETTEST
ELY AIRPORT          1.78        0.67        162%   20TH WETTEST
TONOPAH AIRPORT      1.24        0.71        234%    9TH WETTEST
WINNEMUCCA AIRPORT   2.17        1.05        194%    9TH WETTEST


                  ...TOTAL SNOWFALL STATISTICS...

                   TOTAL       DEPARTURE   PERCENT
LOCATION         SNOWFALL     FROM NORMAL   NORMAL     RANK

ELKO AIRPORT         2.0         1.5         400%   10TH MOST
ELY AIRPORT            T        -2.3           0%


                   ...DAILY RECORD STATISTICS...

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

ELKO AIRPORT        05/07   MAXIMUM SNOWFALL  2.0    0.6   1979
ELKO AIRPORT        05/24   MAXIMUM RAINFALL  1.02   0.60  1955


                       ...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/DTK



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