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Elko Exceeds Yearly Rainfall Average Already; Las Vegas Close

A little more than halfway through the water year, Elko already has exceeded the average amount of precipitation it receives in an entire year and Las Vegas is on the verge of doing the same.


A half-inch of rain that fell in Elko on Monday boosted total precipitation for the northeast Nevada city to 9.98 inches since Oct. 1. The National Weather Service says the average is 9.91 inches.

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In Las Vegas, an unusual stretch of spring showers has dropped 3.8 inches of rain since January. The annual average is 4.19 inches.


May is typically the driest month in Las Vegas with a monthly average of .12 inches. But .36 inches already has fallen in a little over a week. The weather service says between one-quarter and one-half inch of rain could fall there between Thursday and Sunday.