As a weak and dry cold front passes through the region, high temperatures will ease back into the upper 80s and the strong winds plaguing the region will ease back as well. Sunny skies will continue through the weekend, with Friday highs falling to the upper 80s, but then turning around and starting a slow climb starting Saturday. Low 90s on Saturday will turn into mid-90s by Sunday, and then will continue to creep up to somewhere around 100 degrees by Wednesday. Throughout the forecast period the airmass is very dry and stable which should keep our skies blue.

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You’ve probably all heard it: “Here in Reno, we get 300 days of sunshine a year.” I’m not sure where that came from…probably something that the RSCVA put out long ago that has been repeated enough to where it becomes accepted urban legend. But it’s wrong. According to “The Climate of Reno, NV” (in my opinion the definitive climatic summary for Reno), we average 158 clear days a year, 92 partly cloudy days a year, and 114 cloudy days a year. Even being generous by calling a partly cloudy day a “day of sunshine,” you still have way less than 300 days of sunshine a year.

 

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