Snow in Winnemucca breaks 142-year-old record


ELKO, Nev. (AP) — It was less than 1 inch, but the snow that fell in Winnemucca broke a 142-year-old record.

The National Weather Service says the .8 inch recorded Sunday at Winnemucca Airport was the first time it snowed on that date since it started keeping records in 1877.

The trace of snow at Elko Airport tied the old record of a trace set in 2007.

Elko also set a rainfall record Saturday with .74 inches, topping the 1968 record of .26 inches.

Eight inches of snow was reported Saturday into Sunday at Red Rock about 20 miles north of Reno. About 1.5 inches of snow also fell over the weekend at Lake Tahoe.

A half-inch of rain or more fell at Sparks, Stead and Sutcliffe.

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