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Nevada Weather, climate and geography

Weather and climate

Best time to visit

Nevada is basin and range country, with about 250 mountain ranges running north-south. Base elevation ranges from 1,365m (4,500ft) to 1,880m (6,200ft); altitudes vary from over 4,000m (13,000ft) to less than 150m (492ft). The climate in Nevada is semi-arid with abundant sunshine, light rainfall and snow. Average temperatures vary from about 19°C (66°F) in Carson City in the south to 8°C (47°F) in Elko in the north.

Required clothing

To the south, lightweights with extra covering for evenings are suggested. In the northern areas, heavier weight clothing is recommended.

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