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Elko Climate Data - January is normally the coldest month of the year, with an average maximum of 37.1 and an average minimum of 14.1. July is normally the warmest month of the year, with an average maximum of 89.6 and an average minimum of 48.6. There are an average of 42 days annually with a maximum of 90 (32C.) or higher, and an average of 193 days annually with a minimum of 32 (0C) or lower. Annual precipitation averages 9.9 inches, falling on an average of 79 days. Annual snowfall averages with 38.5 inches. There are normally 130 sunny days each year. The highest temperature on record is 108 on July 28, 1889, and the lowest on record is -43 on January 21, 1937. The most rainfall in one month was 5.71 inches in January 1916. The most rainfall in one year was 18.34 inches in 1983. The most snowfall in one month was 45.7 inches in January 1996. The most snowfall in one year was 100.8 inches in 1996.


Bertha was a performing elephant that entertained for 37 years at John Ascuaga's Nugget casino located in Sparks. She was 48 years old when she died.


Construction worker Hard Hat's were first invented specifically for workers on the Hoover Dam in 1933.


Major Nevada Rivers - Colorado River, Humboldt River and Truckee River


Elko History - Elko was first inhabited in 1868, when it was at the East end of the railroad tracks built by Central Pacific Railroad (the portion of the First Transcontinental Railroad built from California to Utah). When the railroad crews moved on, Elko remained, serving as a ranch and mining freight and supply center.


Nevada Major Industries - Tourism, mining (gold, silver), and hydro-electric power


The state has about 50,000 miles of paved road, much of it featured in films like "Vanishing Point," "Breakdown," "Rainman," and "Lethal Weapon 4."


Elko Transportation - Elko is the largest city between Salt Lake City and Reno located along Interstate 80. Passenger service to Elko is available on Greyhound Lines, Amtrak's twice-daily California Zephyr, and from SkyWest, which serves Elko Regional Airport from Salt Lake City.


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