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Climate

Elko sits at an elevation of 5,060 feet. The high desert communities of Elko County experience four mild annual seasons.

Fall is spectacular, heralding in warm days and cooler evenings. Winter months bring average high temperatures between 37-43 degrees. Lows average between 25-31 degrees.

Much of the precipitation, an annual average of less than 10 inches, comes in the form of snowfall. Spring brings warmer temperatures accompanied by cool nights.

During the warm, dry, summer months the average high temperature falls between 80-90 degrees. Elko County's dry environment provides a moderate climate, making it an ideal year round vacation spot.
 

Monthly Temperature (F)

  2010 2011 2012 Average
January 25.9 28 25.1 26.3
February 32.3 32 31.5 31.9
March 37.2 40 37.6 38.3
April 42.8 41 44.3 42.7
May 46.8 49 53.1 49.6
June 62.6 60 62.4 61.7
July 71.7 72 70.7 71.5
August 67.7 72 68.7 69.5
September 60.5 63 58.7 60.7
October 50.4 49 47.7 49
November 32.6 34 35.8 34.1
December 30.3 26 25.7 27.3
Average 46.7 47.2 46.8 46.9

Annual Average Temperature

High Low Place High Low
62.4 31.1 Elko 17 0

Annual Average Precipitation

Days Place Inches Millimeters
79 Elko 9.9 252

 
Annual Average Snowfall

Days Place Inches Centimeters
33.8 Elko 38.5 252

Reference
National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals

Annual Days of Sunshine

 

Sunny Days Partly Sunny Total days with sun
130 99 229


Reference National Climatic Data Center. Comparative Climatic Data.