Record highs across Northern Nevada continue into weekend
RENO — An unseasonably warm, dry weather system that is setting record highs across much of Northern Nevada is expected to continue into the weekend.
The records that fell in the spring-like weather on Wednesday included one that had stood for more than a century. The high of 63 at Reno-Tahoe International Airport broke the old record of 62 set in 1912.
Carson City reached 59 on Wednesday and is forecast to reach 64 on Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service says the high of 62 in Tonopah shattered the old mark of 58 set in 1973. Elko’s 58 on Wednesday broke the old record of 55 dating to 1981 and Winnemucca tied its record of 61 set in 2000.
Reno’s high of 63 was actually a degree warmer than the high Wednesday at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, which is typically 10 to 15 degrees warmer than Reno.
Near-record warmth brought on by the high pressure system is forecast to continue at least through Friday before temperatures cool a bit as winds shift to a more easterly direction.
No precipitation is in the forecast across most of Northern Nevada until the middle of next week.