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Fact - Washoe county has a total area of 6,542 square miles, of which 6,302 square miles is land and 240 square miles (3.7%) is water.The highest point in Washoe County is Mount Rose at 10,785 ft, while the most topographically prominent peak is Virginia Peak.


Highest Elevation in Nevada - Boundary Peak - 13,143 feet (4,006 m) above sea level


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.


Once the highest concrete dam in the world, Hoover Dam offers guided tours and a museum of artifacts of the construction and its workers.


Much of the northern part of the state is within the Great Basin Desert, a mild desert that experiences hot temperatures in the summer and sub-freezing temperatures in the winter. Occasionally, moisture from the Arizona Monsoon will cause summer thunderstorms; Pacific storms may blanket the area with snow. The state's highest recorded temperature was 125 F (52 C) in Laughlin (elevation of 605 feet (184 m)) on 29 June 1994.


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Nevada State Bird - Mountain Bluebird


While Samuel Clemens took the penname "Mark Twain" as a reporter working for the "Territorial Enterprise," he began his writing career as a reporter in the Midwest some years before moving to Virginia City in 1862.


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