It looks like September will go out on a seasonably warm not this weekend. A ridge of high pressure will continue to shift to the east over us, peaking on Friday before a dry cold front passes over us, kicking us some strong breezes Friday night. High temperatures under sunny skies Thursday will result in a high in the upper 70s, and should top out around 80 on Friday with a few clouds coming though in the afternoon. Temperatures fall back into the mid-70s with sunny weather returning through the weekend.
A lot has been made about this winter, and by any metric, it has truly been historic. This Sunday, we will end the 2016-2017 water year, and the numbers are such as we’ve never seen before. Assuming we don’t get any more rain (a safe assumption), Reno will have recorded a water year total precipitation of 15.95”. The average is 7.45”. The old record (which we had broken before the winter was even over) was 12.72”. And the story is the same in the mountains. Total average rainfall in the Tahoe basin is just shy of 90”…more than 10” greater than the old record.