National Weather Service Office – Spring Outlook

National Weather Service Elko forecasters Peter Chan and Clair Ketchum recapped Winter 2018-19, discussed spring weather and a flood outlook, charted the average beginning of the growing season, and offered a very general outlook for Fire Season and a potential summer overview. The weather professionals urged safety and fire prevention and discussed efforts to establish air quality monitoring in the Elko-area.

National Weather Service forecasters discussed Ruby Mountain snowpack amounts and the likelihood for flooding as a result of spring warming. Anyone recreating in the back country should be prepared for changing conditions, mud or rock slides in canyon areas, and muddy road conditions throughout the region. Find weather info 24/7 online at the Weather Service website www.weather.gov.

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