ELKO – The first week of March brought record-setting weather across the region.
Friday’s 6 inches of snowfall in Elko broke the old record of 5.6 inches for the date, set in 1962, according to the National Weather Service.
On Saturday, Ely’s 7.2 inches of snow broke the old record of 6 inches, set in 1896.
And Eureka posted record low temperatures Monday and Tuesday. Monday’s minus-11 was much colder than the previous 2-degree record for the date. On Tuesday morning the mercury plunged to minus-15, shattering the old record of 3 degrees set in 1991.
The forecast calls for more March-like weather this week, with highs reaching the lower to mid-50s in Elko on Thursday. A 30 percent chance of rain and snow is predicted for Friday.