Statement as of 1:00 am PST on December 5, 2013
... Daily temperature records set yesterday across the area...
At Las Vegas the high temperature at McCarran International Airport
was only 45 degrees. This breaks the previous record low maximum for
this date of 50 degrees set back in 2009. Records for Las Vegas date
back to 1937.
On Mt Charleston Nevada... the high at the co-op station in Kyle
Canyon was only 24 degrees which breaks the record low maximum for
this date of 29 which was set back in 1992. Continuous records for
Mt Charleston date to may 1980.
... Daily precipitation records set yesterday across the area...
Desert rock Airport and North Las Vegas Airport both measured a
trace of precipitation yesterday. No precipitation has ever been
recorded at these two airports on December 4th for the period of
The above information is preliminary and is subject to a final
review before being certified by the National climatic data center.