Record Highs Across Much of Nevada

Record high temperatures fell across Nevada today, including one that stood for more than 100 years in Reno.

And the good news is the National Weather Service says the unseasonably warm weather in the upper 70s is expected to continue
for at least another day or so.

The mercury rose to 78 degrees at Reno-Tahoe International Airport just before four o'clock this afternoon, erasing the old record of 75 degrees set on March 12th, 1888.

A year ago on the same date, the high in Reno was 34 degrees and
it was snowing.

The weather service is still adding up the totals, but so far Hawthorne, Carson City and South Lake Tahoe also have broken records and a number of other cities are flirting with record highs.

Hawthorne reported a high temperature of 79 degrees at four pm,
eclipsing the previous high of 77 set in 2003.

Carson City surpassed the previous high of 72 degrees set in 2005 and the high of 63 degrees at South Lake Tahoe broke the previous record there of 61 in 2005.

Other highs recorded across Nevada so far today include: Battle Mountain, 74; Elko, 72; Ely, 71; Eureka, 73; Fallon, 78; Lovelock, 77; Tonopah, 74; and Winnemucca, 75.

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