Average Precipitation for Nevada in May





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus, in some places, the occasional snowfall during May at cities, towns and parks in Nevada.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month, 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 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 monthly precipitation in May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
1 Boulder City 0.1 3
1 Callville Bay, Lake Mead 0.2 5
1 Las Vegas 0.1 3
0 Laughlin 0.0 1
1 North Las Vegas 0.1 3
1 Red Rock Canyon State Park 0.2 4
1 Valley of Fire State Park 0.1 3

Reno Area

May averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
3 Carson City 0.4 11
2 Hawthorne 0.5 13
4 Reno 0.5 12
3 Virginia City 0.5 14

Central Nevada

Average amount of rain and snow in May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
3 Caliente 0.5 12
7 Ely 1.1 28
5 Eureka 1.2 30
7 Great Basin National Park 1.0 26
4 Spring Valley State Park 0.8 21
3 Tonopah 0.5 13

Northern Nevada

Precipitation totals for May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
8 Elko 1.0 24
9 Mountain City 2.1 53
8 Ruby Lake 1.2 30
5 Rye Patch Reservoir Dam 1.1 29
7 Winnemucca 1.1 28
Reference

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

Nevada Precipitation
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