Each of the previous three days’ high temperatures in Elko broke records, and four more days of triple-digit heat are predicted.
On Thursday, the high at the airport in Elko surpassed the previous record of 97 and reached 98. On Friday, the high increased to 100, breaking the previous record of 98. And the old record of 99 was surpassed on Saturday by the high of 101.
The previous hot days all occurred in 1950.
Other towns in the area also set or broke records.
According to the National Weather Service, highs will reach 100 or higher through Wednesday before falling to 98 on Thursday.
Smoky skies are possible as wildfires continue to burn in California and the Northwest. North of Elko, there is the most smoke.
On Saturday afternoon in the Lamoille region, firefighters responded to a single fire. At a house off Sunset Lane, it destroyed 2.8 acres of land.
All of Nevada, with the exception of the Ruby Mountains and mountains in Southern Nevada, is under an excessive heat or red flag warning on Sunday.
Credits: Elko Daily
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