It looks like we will have one more day of thunderstorm development Thursday before things dry out for the weekend. High temperatures will climb into the low 90s Thursday and stay there through the weekend, but the airmass will retain just enough moisture Thursday for scattered thunderstorm development. By Friday, the flow shifts to a more stable southwesterly direction, bringing back sunshine and kicking the thunderstorms well off to the northeast.

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Location of the Reno Automated Surface Observing System

Yesterday, I mentioned that excitement over our 51 days in a row of high temperatures over 90 degrees here in Reno needs to be tempered somewhat. Even though we have over 100 years of temperature records to draw from here in Reno, the thermometers have not always been in the same place. The present location of the official weather station places it directly between runways on the north end of the airport, in the middle of a sea of tarmac. As a result, temperatures will skew higher. It was moved there in the early 2000s from cooler locations on the edge of the airport. It is very likely had the location not been moved the streak would have been much less…perhaps less than the old record of 35 days.

 

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