Minden sets new record high temperature on Sunday
January 17, 2011
There’s a chance that more high temperature records will fall today, according to the National Weather Service.
Minden set a new record on Sunday, with 71 degrees, according to R-C weather watcher Stan Kapler in Minden. The record for Jan. 16 was 68 degrees, according to meteorologist Steve Vanderburg.
Today’s record of 65 degrees could fall, Vanderburg, though the forecast is calling for a high temperature of 59 degrees.
High pressure off the California coast is maintaining unseasonably warm temperatures in the Sierra and Western Nevada.
Vanderburg said that will continue until Wednesday when a cold front brushes Western Nevada bringing cooler temperatures, though no moisture.
He said temperatures will warm back up next weekend, but not to the levels reached this week.
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Yerington reported 70 degrees, knocking down a 37-year-old record. Carson City broke a 50-year-old record with 66 degrees. Markleeville’s 69 degrees on Sunday broke a record that was set in 1934.
In a report issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration last week, scientists reported 2010 tied with 2005 as the warmest year of the global surface temperature. The year was the 14th consecutive with an annual temperature above the long-term average. Since 1895, the temperature across the nation has increased .12 degrees.
Precipitation was 1.02 inches above the long-term average. Temperatures in Nevada were reported above average. Temperatures in the southeast were reported below average during the year.