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Overcast. High 54F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

This weather data was last updated 2021-10-20 07:06:00.


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Reno Weather

Reno is a great place to be with great scenery which is guaranteed to make your visit to this part of the world worthwhile. We at Reno Weather.Net think that before travelling to Reno it is always very helpful to first find out about the place's weather so you can choose the best time to visit this place. Before we can start talking about Reno weather we have to first talk about Reno geography so we can appreciate the climate experienced on this part of the world.

Reno Geography

Reno is located east of Sierra Nevada on the western edge of the Great Basin. The city is at an elevation of about 4400 feet (1300 m) above sea level. For more information on Reno geography and how it influences the place's climate check here on

Precipitation - Rainfall

Reno's precipitation is influenced by the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range therefore the city experiences a rain shadow effect coming from this mountain range. Annual rainfall averages 7.48 inches (190 mm). Although Reno receives low amounts of rainfall the city has low evapotranspiration which causes a steppe climate. For instance annual rainfall has changed from 1.55 inches (39.4 mm) in 1947 to 13.23 inches (336 mm) in 1983. The most precipitation in a single month was experienced in December 1955 when monthly precipitation was recorded at 5.25 inches (133.4 mm). The most precipitation in one day (24 hours) was recorded on the 21st of January 1943 when precipitation was recorded at 2.29 inches (58.2 mm).

Precipitation - Snowfall

Reno receives moderate to mild snowfall during winter although there are some days when it can be very heavy. Snowfall in Reno averages 23.8 inches (60 cm per year. The lower lying parts of the city receive the lowest snowfall, roughly 19 -23 inches per year while the higher elevated regions can receive 2 - 3 times as much snowfall per year. The mountains of Virginia which are above 5500 feet above sea level receive more annual snowfall than any other parts in this city. The highest amount of snowfall in one year was recorded in 1971 when snowfall was recorded at 63.8 inches 9162 cm). The highest amount of snowfall in a month was recorded in March 1952 when snowfall was recorded at 29 inches (74 cm). To find out more about current precipitation levels in Reno keep visiting


The city has a total average of 300 days of sunshine per year most of which are in summer. Summer thunderstorms can be experienced in the city between April and October. The eastern side of the city is more prone to summer thunderstorms because of the downward slope winds which can pull air downwards in the Sierra Nevada and Reno preventing thunderstorms while the same winds can cause serious thunderstorms if they blow from the Virginia mountain range. Summer maximum temperatures are in the low to mid 90s degrees Fahrenheit (32 - 36 degrees Celsius). Temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) can be experienced any time during summer. July maximum temperatures average at 93 degrees Fahrenheit (33.9 degrees Celsius). Minimum temperatures at night record at an average of 52 degrees Fahrenheit (11.1 degrees Celsius). January temperatures are quite low with average maximum temperatures recording at 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7.2 degrees Celsius) while night minimum temperatures record at an average of 21 degrees Fahrenheit (-6 degrees Celsius).

Record Temperatures

The record maximum temperature was recorded on the 10th of July 2002 when maximum temperature was recorded at 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42 degrees Celsius). The lowest temperature recorded was on the 8th of January 1890 when minimum temperature was recorded at -19 degrees Fahrenheit (-28 degrees Celsius).

When To Visit Reno

We at Reno Weather.Net recommend that you visit Reno during summer. This is the time when the city's weather is mostly favorable for touring. Summer is ideal for touring since there is relatively little rainfall as compared to other parts of the world. Travelling to Reno is quite unpredictable as there can be heavy snowfall anytime without any warning therefore destroying all your day's plans. Although summer does experience some severe thunderstorms the frequency of these thunderstorms is very low therefore making summer an ideal time to travel to this city. If you are interested in winter sports such as skiing, then you can visit Reno during winter. Reno is currently among the bidders for the 2022 winter Olympic Games. So it can be an honor to be among the people that are going to see this great city before it hosts the 2022 winter Olympics.

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