Average Annual Precipitation for Nevada





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 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

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
26 Callville Bay, Lake Mead 5.3 134
26 Las Vegas 4.2 106
21 Laughlin 5.4 136
21 North Las Vegas 4.3 108
30 Red Rock Canyon State Park 9.9 252
29 Valley of Fire State Park 6.3 160

Reno Area

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
38 Carson City 9.3 237
25 Hawthorne 4.2 105
51 Reno 7.4 187
37 Virginia City 11.7 297

Central Nevada

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
46 Caliente 8.9 225
73 Ely 9.4 239
55 Eureka 10.9 276
77 Great Basin National Park 14.3 362
37 Tonopah 4.8 122

Northern Nevada

Average annual precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
79 Elko 10.0 254
85 Ruby Lake 14.0 355
51 Rye Patch Reservoir Dam 8.3 211
70 Winnemucca 8.3 210
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

Nevada Precipitation
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