SP034: Weather and Climate of the Reno-Carson City-Lake Tahoe Region
NV Bureau of Mines & Geology, 2007 - 82 pages
A comprehensive summary of air temperature, rain and snow, wind, humidity, wildfires, and floods in the Reno, Carson City, and Lake Tahoe region since records began in 1850. This information is presented in text, graphs, and photos, and is supported by explanations of weather phenomena, a glossary, and numerous photos in color and and black and white. Click on the links below to see some of the key pages.
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