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CLAEKO

CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
1139 AM PST FRI JAN 8 2016

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...THE ELKO AIRPORT NV CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             107   07/04/1981
                        08/04/1978
                        07/24/1890
 LOW              -43   01/21/1937
HIGHEST           103   06/28       100       3      104
LOWEST            -15   12/31       -12      -3       -6
AVG. MAXIMUM     65.9              62.2     3.7     65.8
AVG. MINIMUM     34.4              31.2     3.2     34.2
MEAN             50.2              46.7     3.5     50.0
DAYS MAX >= 90     60              38.2    21.8       43
DAYS MAX <= 32     21              24.8    -3.8       11
DAYS MIN <= 32    175             185.7   -10.7      179
DAYS MIN <= 0      10               8.9     1.1        2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        18.34   1983
 MINIMUM         4.35   1919
TOTALS          11.53              9.91    1.62    10.29
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.03    0.00        T
DAYS >= .01        88              81.2     6.8       85
DAYS >= .10        36              32.1     3.9       33
DAYS >= .50         3               2.9     0.1        3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.0     1.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.16   05/23 TO 05/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL          100.8   1996
 24 HR TOTAL     18.4   01/24/1996 TO 01/24/1996
 SNOW DEPTH        24   01/01/1948
                        02/05/1932
TOTALS           41.9              41.3     0.6     17.9
SINCE 7/1        35.1              15.6    19.5      7.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE      44              33.8    10.2       56
DAYS >= 1.0        16              14.7     1.3        6
DAYS >= 5.0         1                                  0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        10   12/29                          3
 24 HR TOTAL      6.9   12/22 TO 12/22

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    5921              7065   -1144     5902
COOLING TOTAL     624               383     241      549
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    44/290    DATE  12/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    57/240    DATE  07/16

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     52

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               10     RAIN                      29
LIGHT RAIN               73     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       4
HEAVY SNOW                3     SNOW                       8
LIGHT SNOW               34     SLEET                      0
FOG                      74     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     14
HAZE                     30

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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...2ND WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD IN ELKO...
...21ST WETTEST YEAR ON RECORD IN ELKO...
...34TH MOST SNOWY YEAR ON RECORD IN ELKO...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN ELKO DURING 2015 WAS 50.2
DEGREES...WHICH IS 3.5 DEGREES ABOVE THE 1981-2010
CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMAL OF 46.7 DEGREES. THIS MAKES 2015 THE 2ND
WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD. THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION WAS 11.53
INCHES...WHICH IS 1.62 INCHES OR 116 PERCENT OF THE
1981-2010 CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMAL OF 9.91 INCHES. THIS MAKES
2015 THE 21ST WETTEST YEAR ON RECORD. THE TOTAL SNOWFALL WAS
41.9 INCHES...WHICH IS 0.6 INCHES OR 101 PERCENT OF THE
1981-2010 CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMAL OF 41.3 INCHES. THIS MAKES
2015 THE 34TH MOST SNOWY YEAR ON RECORD.

JANUARY 2015 WAS THE 5TH WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD IN ELKO
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 33.7 DEGREES. THE WARMEST
TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN JANUARY WAS TIED AT 65 DEGREES
ON JANUARY 26TH 2015! JANUARY 2015 WAS ALSO THE 2ND LEAST
SNOWY JANUARY ON RECORD IN ELKO.

FEBRUARY 2015 WAS THE WARMEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD IN ELKO
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 40.1 DEGREES.

MARCH 2015 WAS THE 2ND WARMEST ON RECORD IN ELKO WITH AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 40.3 DEGREES.

MAY 2015 WAS THE 3RD WETTEST MAY ON RECORD...WITH A TOTAL
PRECIPITATION OF 3.49 INCHES OR 364 PERCENT ABOVE THE
1981-2010 CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMAL OF 0.96 INCHES. MAY 2015 WAS
ALSO THE 10TH SNOWIEST MAY ON RECORD IN ELKO WITH 2 INCHES OF
SNOW.

JUNE 2015 WAS THE SECOND WARMEST ON RECORD IN ELKO WITH AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 69.8 DEGREES.

AUGUST 2015 WAS THE 7TH WARMEST ON RECORD IN ELKO WITH AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 71.5 DEGREES.

SEPTEMBER 2015 WAS THE 9TH WARMEST ON RECORD IN ELKO WITH AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 62.4 DEGREES.

OCTOBER 2015 WAS THE 3RD WARMEST ON RECORD IN ELKO WITH AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 53.7 DEGREES.

NOVEMBER 2015 WAS TIED AT THE 8TH SNOWIEST ON RECORD IN ELKO.

DECEMBER 2015 WAS THE 8TH SNOWIEST DECEMBER ON RECORD IN ELKO.


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NWS CLIMATE TEAM/DK



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