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Dry summer not helping drought picture

Staff Reports

After three parched months, it doesn’t look like Western Nevada is going to see much precipitation in September, either.

The three-month outlook prepared by the National Weather Service, forecasts below normal precipitation across Western Nevada through Thanksgiving.

That combined with above average temperatures portends a warm dry fall.

Minden saw only a trace of precipitation during June, July and August, making it the fourth driest quarter since records began in 1906.

Only three years reported zero precipitation during those years, 1981, 1994 and 2008.

And only one year, 2008 also reported zero precipitation during September.

Last year saw such a snowy November that many ski resorts opened early to take advantage of the increased precipitation.