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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
508 PM PDT WED OCT 1 2014

...SEPTEMBER 2014 CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY FOR NORTHEASTERN AND
CENTRAL NEVADA...

WARM RIDGES OF HIGH PRESSURE ONCE AGAIN DOMINATED THE WEATHER IN
SEPTEMBER...WITH SEVERAL NOTABLE EXCEPTIONS. THIS RESULTED IN
OVERALL MUCH WARMER THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS ACROSS THE REGION WITH
AN ALL-TIME RECORD WARMEST SEPTEMBER BEING RECORDED IN ELY AND
NEAR RECORD TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE. DAILY RECORD HIGHS WERE ALSO
SET IN SOME LOCATIONS.

THE EXCEPTIONS WERE IN THE FORM OF SEVERAL UPPER LEVEL LOWS WHICH
CHURNED ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN DURING THE MONTH. WITH ABUNDANT
TROPICAL MOISTURE IN THE SOUTHWEST...SEVERAL OF THESE LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEMS WERE ABLE TO TAP INTO THE AVAILABLE MOISTURE AND PRODUCE
COPIOUS RAINFALL...RESULTING IN ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION ACROSS
THE REGION. SOME PLACES WERE CLOSE TO RECORD WETNESS WITH
WINNEMUCCA REACHING THE TOP 5. DAILY RECORD PRECIPITATION TOTALS
WERE SET IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS AND SOME LOCALLY SEVERE FLASH
FLOODING WAS ALSO OBSERVED.

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        63.2           +4.4              5TH WARMEST
ELY AIRPORT         61.4           +4.6              1ST WARMEST
TONOPAH AIRPORT     67.9           +3.2              3RD WARMEST
WINNEMUCCA AIRPORT  63.5           +3.2             12TH WARMEST


               ...TOTAL PRECIPITATION STATISTICS...

                     TOTAL       DEPARTURE   PERCENT
LOCATION         PRECIPITATION  FROM NORMAL   NORMAL    RANK

ELKO AIRPORT         0.38          -0.19       67%  46TH WETTEST
ELY AIRPORT          0.83           0.00      100%  34TH WETTEST
TONOPAH AIRPORT      0.69          +0.96      183%  15TH WETTEST
WINNEMUCCA AIRPORT   1.40          +0.31      318%   5TH WETTEST


                   ...DAILY RECORD STATISTICS...

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

TONOPAH AIRPORT     09/15  HIGH TEMPERATURE   90      89    2000
TONOPAH AIRPORT     09/16  HIGH TEMPERATURE   91      90    2000
TONOPAH AIRPORT     09/17  HIGH TEMPERATURE   89      89    2000
TONOPAH AIRPORT     09/20    PRECIPITATION   0.45    0.37   2005
ELKO AIRPORT        09/25  HIGH TEMPERATURE   89      89    2009
WINNEMUCCA AIRPORT  09/27    PRECIPITATION   0.82    0.23   1909
WINNEMUCCA AIRPORT  09/28    PRECIPITATION   0.39    0.34   1909


                    ...SITE PERIOD OF RECORD...

ELKO AIRPORT        1930 TO PRESENT, WITH DOWNTOWN DATA BACK TO 1888
ELY AIRPORT         1938 TO PRESENT, WITH DOWNTOWN DATA BACK TO 1893
TONOPAH AIRPORT     1954 TO PRESENT, DOWNTOWN DATA EXCLUDED
WINNEMUCCA AIRPORT  1949 TO PRESENT, WITH DOWNTOWN DATA BACK TO 1877


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