Record cold in northern Nevada, freeze warning in Las Vegas
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Record cold weather is gripping much of northern Nevada where overnight lows dropped below zero and a freeze warning remains in effect into Thursday for parts of southern Nevada, including Las Vegas.
The National Weather Service says low temperatures fell to minus 9 (-21 Celsius) Wednesday in Ely, minus 7 in Eureka (-21C) and minus 2 in Winnemuca (-18).
Eureka set a record at 2-below (-19C) on Tuesday, breaking the old mark of 5-above (-15C) set in 1991. The low of 7 (-14C) in Elko Tuesday also broke the old record of 8 (-13C) set in 1917. Winnemucca tied the low of 7 (-14C) set in 1970.
Sub-freezing temperatures also were reported in southern Nevada, where a freeze warning remains in effect Wednesday night until 10 a.m. Thursday for Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City.