4.2 inches of snow near Nevada-Utah line breaks 1898 record

March 14, 2019

ELY, Nev. (AP) — More than 4 inches (10 centimeters) of snow fell near the Nevada-Utah line as a late winter storm made its way through the Great Basin, breaking a 121-year-old record.

The National Weather Service said Wednesday that the Ely Airport in Nevada’s White Pine County recorded 4.2 inches (10.7 cm) of snowfall on Tuesday. That broke the old record of 4 inches (10 cm) set in 1898.

A winter weather advisory remained in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday for much of north-central Utah and the southern Wasatch Front, where the service said another 1 to 3 inches of snow was expected along the I-15 corridor.

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