It’s all relative. While we are going to see high temperatures Wednesday about 10 degrees above average for this time of year, we are still “cooling down.” The large and hot ridge of high pressure will shift a bit as a low pressure trough passes by our northeast. The high temperature in Reno will fall to the mid-80s under mostly sunny skies, and then drop to the upper 70s by Friday.

As we head into the holiday weekend temperatures will rebound a bit as the ridge builds back in, reaching the low 80s on Saturday and the mid-to-upper 80s by Sunday and Monday.

rain

We know it isn’t Reno, but just what is the rainiest city in the United States?

Most people have their preconceived answers to that question. Seattle? Wrong. It doesn’t even make the top ten. (The Emerald City actually ranks 41st in the country.) Portland? Not even close. It comes in 42nd place.

Mobile AL

Believe it or not, the rainiest city in the United States is Mobile, Alabama. Mobile averages about five feet (67 inches to be exact) of rainfall every year. Seattle and Portland limp in at about three feet of rain (36 inches and change). I’ll give more of the list tomorrow.

 

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