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With the beginning of a new month, April usually brings forth the first 70 degree days in many locations. Above is a chart showing the average date that locations see their first 70 degree day. The earliest Battle Mountain has seen a 70 degree day has been January 31st. The latest any of these locations hit 70 was June 12th in Elko.

Battle Mountain already reached the 70° mark this year on March 5th.

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Recent earthquakes, including one measured at 3.2 magnitude in Salt Lake City on March 26th and a 6.5 quake north of Boise, Idaho on March 31st (felt in Elko) should remind Nevada residents that we live in a seismically active region of the country. Significant earthquakes can and do occur in northeastern Nevada. On February 21, 2008, Wells, Nevada experienced a 6.0 magnitude earthquake that caused significant damage to businesses and homes in that small town along Interstate 80.

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March 2020 climate summary for climate sites Elko, Ely, Tonopah, and Winnemucca.

For Elko, the average temperature was 40.3 degrees, which is 1.4 degrees above the climatological normal. There was 0.93 inches of precipitation, which is 93 percent of normal. 4.3 inches of snowfall were recorded, which is 84 percent of normal. Overall, Elko was a little warmer than normal, and just a little bit under in precip and snow. For Ely, the average temperature was 36.2 degrees, which is 0.1 degrees below the climatological normal. There was 1.67 inches of precipitation, which is 180 percent of normal. 20.9 inches of snowfall was recorded, which is 252 percent of normal. Overall, Ely was fairly average in temperature, but well above the norm for precipitation and snowfall. For Tonopah, the average temperature was 41.6 degrees, which is 1.3 degrees below the climatological normal. There was 0.22 inches of precipitation, which is only 39% of normal. For Winnemucca. The average temperature was 39.8 degrees, which is 1.3 degrees below the climatological normal. There was 0.63 inches of precipitation, which is 76 percent of normal. 1.8 inches of snowfall fell, which is 56 percent of normal.

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