The dry, sunny and hazy conditions will continue throughout the rest of the week. High temperatures will drop slightly from the near record levels of the last few days, but will still remain in the 90s through the weekend, with light morning winds giving way to moderate afternoon breezes. The western fires will also continue to put enough smoke into the atmosphere to keep a fair amount of haze in our skies, but that will probably be the only cloud we are likely to see for a while.

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“Where is the official weather monitoring station for Reno?”

The official Reno Temperature is now taken in between the runways near the north end of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. It has been at the airport since the 1940s, but until 1995 was located outside the old National Weather Service offices. When the weather station became automated (ASOS) in 1995, it was moved to the south end of the airport (where overnight low temperatures were much cooler.) After a couple of years it was moved to its present location. It’s a big reason why our low temperatures are trending so warm over the last 12 years, and it highlights a challenge in getting consistent temperature records for climate purposes.

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