Average Annual Precipitation for Nevada

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The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities, towns and parks in Nevada.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives in a year, along with information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The annual precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Southern Nevada, Reno Area, Central Nevada and Northern Nevada.

Southern Nevada

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Millimetres
30 Boulder City   5.7 145
25 Callville Bay, Lake Mead   5.2 133
27 Las Vegas   4.2 106
21 Laughlin   6.4 163
22 North Las Vegas   4.7 120
33 Red Rock Canyon State Park 10.6 268
29 Valley of Fire State Park   6.5 165

Reno Area

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Millimetres
42 Carson City   9.7 246
23 Hawthorne   3.7   93
52 Reno   7.4 188
45 Virginia City 12.4 315

Central Nevada

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Millimetres
42 Caliente   9.4 237
75 Ely   9.8 248
53 Eureka 11.3 288
76 Great Basin National Park 13.9 353
48 Spring Valley State Park 11.9 303
39 Tonopah   5.2 133

Northern Nevada

Average annual precipitation
Days Place Inches Millimetres
81 Elko   9.9 252
81 Mountain City 12.5 317
88 Ruby Lake 13.9 353
53 Rye Patch Reservoir Dam   8.6 217
71 Winnemucca   8.3 210
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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