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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 5:28 PM PDT on May 02, 2016


... April 2016 climatological summary for northeastern and central
Nevada...

April 1-7. High pressure brought generally dry conditions and a
warming trend. The only fly in the ointment was a weak low
pressure area that snuck in under the ridge to incite some
isolated showers and thunderstorms on April 3-4.

April 8-13. The first in a series of upper-level lows moved in
from the south on the 8th to bring some showers and thunderstorms
first to central Nevada then as moisture pushed north over the
following day, all of the forecast area. A second low formed off
Baja California, then quickly moved inland across Arizona
providing an 8-12 hour period of efficient Pacific moisture fetch
from the south. As the low moved east, there was even some wrap-
around moisture that spread across northern Nevada. Thunderstorms
were strongest across northern Elko County and eastern Humboldt
County where a couple storms reached severe levels with rotation
noted. Unsettled weather continued for a couple more days as a low
pressure center crept slowly eastward in a split flow aloft. Snow
levels throughout this period were generally above 7500 feet.

April 14-15. A much colder upper level low moved in from the
Pacific northwest to bring a few more inches of snow to the
valleys. Winds were gusty all around but especially south of
Highway 50 as low pressure moved south along the Utah/Nevada
border on the 15th.

April 16-21. Low pressure moved east and stagnated just east of
the 4-corners area of the country for a couple days before lifting
north then northeast. This movement allowed a high pressure ridge
to form off the Pacific and strongly amplify before enveloping the
Great Basin. Temperatures substantially warmed although the
initial sluggish movement of the exiting upper low allowed for a
prolonged a northerly flow across eastern Nevada that stunted the
warming trend east of the Ruby Mountains.

April 22-24. The first in a series of low pressure systems
spiraled off the Aleutian Perma-low feature and brought
significant rain and snow to the state. The first system delivered
a few inches of snow to areas close to the Ruby Mountains and some
of the foothills of Elko County. High winds across east central
Nevada brought down a China Elm Tree in Ely (69 mph was reported
at the airport). A half-inch to one-inch of rain fell in the
valleys as low pressure dropped south while staying east of the
Sierra-Nevada range, providing a significant wrap-around effect
for northern Elko County. Smaller creeks and streams began to
react to some extra snowmelt due to the rain on snow effect.

April 25-26. After a brief break, a second system took a
similar track east of the sierras but this one was much colder and
ejected in a more easterly direction. However the wrap-around
effect was still notable for northeast Nevada. Mountains across
northeast and east-central Nevada received between one and two
feet of snow, including the Jarbidge Wilderness. Nearby Wildhorse
received 14 inches of snow in a 24-hour period. At least nine
sites across Elko, White Pine and Humboldt counties received over
one inch of water-equivalent precipitation from this second
significant storm.

April 27-30. As a broad trough Sat over the Great Basin, two more
upper level lows dropped south over the forecast area. These
late-month storms brought some gusty winds and modest amounts of
rain and snow compared to the previous two. However it began to
raise more concern for high stream flows due to the saturated
ground conditions.

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 are in inches.


               ... average temperature statistics...

                  average departure
location temperature from normal rank

Elko Airport 49.1 3.9 9th warmest
Ely Airport 44.2 1.7 24th warmest
Tonopah Airport 52.0 2.5 13th warmest
Winnemucca Airport 49.2 2.6 28th warmest (t)


               ... total precipitation statistics...

                   total departure percent
location precipitation from normal normal rank

Elko Airport 1.99 1.02 205% 6th wettest
Ely Airport 1.69 0.74 178% 16th wettest
Tonopah Airport 0.34 -0.08 81% 21st wettest (t)
Winnemucca Airport 1.07 0.18 120% 40th wettest (t)


                  ... total snowfall statistics...

                   total departure percent
location snowfall from normal normal rank

Elko Airport 1.0 -2.2 31% 56th snowiest (t)
Ely Airport 4.9 -0.3 94% 40th snowiest (t)
Winnemucca Airport T -1.6 0% least snowy (t)


                   ... daily record statistics...

                    daily daily new old old
location record date record type value value year

Tonopah Airport 04/09 rainfall 0.15 0.08 1965

                       ... 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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