Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Hard Freeze Warning
Statement as of 12:37 PM MST on December 05, 2013
... Hard freeze warning remains in effect until 9 am PST /10 am MST/
A hard freeze warning remains in effect for much of the Mojave
Desert until 9 am PST /10 am MST/ Friday.
* Locations and low temperatures...
Las Vegas Valley... low to mid 20s
Pahrump area... upper teens to low 20s.
Colorado River valley... upper 20s to low 30s.
Mesquite area... low to mid 20s.
Southern Clark County... mid to upper 20s.
Kingman area... mid teens.
Meadview area... mid 20s.
Barstow area... mid to upper 20s.
Baker area... upper 20s.
Yucca and morongo valleys... mid to upper 20s
Death Valley area... upper 20s to low 30s.
* Freeze impacts: many locations will be below freezing from between
10 to 16 hours overnight tonight. Protect sensitive plants and
exposed irrigation plumbing which may be damaged. Pets may suffer
if left outdoors. Run pool pumps overnight to limit the potential
A hard freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent
or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other
sensitive vegetation... and may damage exposed plumbing.
Statement as of 1:00 am PST on December 5, 2013
... Daily temperature records set yesterday across the area...
At Las Vegas the high temperature at McCarran International Airport
was only 45 degrees. This breaks the previous record low maximum for
this date of 50 degrees set back in 2009. Records for Las Vegas date
back to 1937.
On Mt Charleston Nevada... the high at the co-op station in Kyle
Canyon was only 24 degrees which breaks the record low maximum for
this date of 29 which was set back in 1992. Continuous records for
Mt Charleston date to may 1980.
... Daily precipitation records set yesterday across the area...
Desert rock Airport and North Las Vegas Airport both measured a
trace of precipitation yesterday. No precipitation has ever been
recorded at these two airports on December 4th for the period of
The above information is preliminary and is subject to a final
review before being certified by the National climatic data center.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 11:05 am PST on December 5, 2013
... December 2013 cold snap brings freezing temperatures to much of
the Mojave Desert for the first time this season...
Arctic air plunged south into the Mojave Desert pushing many
locations to or below the freezing mark for the first time this
season in the lower elevations of the Mojave Desert. At McCarran
International Airport in Las Vegas the low temperature this morning
dropped below freezing for the first time this season and bottomed
out at 29 degrees. This marked the first time McCarran dropped into
the 20s since January 15th of this year. The date of the average
first freeze of the season at McCarran International Airport is
December 3rd. By comparison, the first freeze of the season last
year was December 20th which was the latest ever on record dating
back to 1937.
Here are some low temperatures from across the area this morning...
- Las Vegas Valley NV -
Seven Hills 22 mesonet
aliante 24 public report
Alta & Valley View 24 mesonet
Flamingo & hualapai 24 public report
Henderson Executive Airport 24 awss
mountain's edge west 24 NWS employee
Summerlin/Palo Verde 25 mesonet
NWS office 25 NWS staff
southern Highlands 25 mesonet
Alexander & Buffalo 26 public report
Fort Apache & sunset 26 public report
Green Valley 26 spotter
heather & College 26 cemp
MacDonald ranch 26 mesonet
Summerlin centre 26 NWS employee
Summerlin/Angel Park 27 mesonet
Centennial hills 28 mesonet
North Las Vegas Airport 28 ASOS
McCarran Intl Airport 29 ASOS
Lamb & Washington 30 public report
Nellis AFB 30 ASOS
unlv 30 cemp
Sahara & Lamb 31 mesonet
downtown Las Vegas 32 mesonet
- elsewhere in Clark County NV -
Hayford Peak -1 RAWS
Mt Charleston/bristlecone trail 3 snotel
Mt Charleston/Kyle Canyon 5 co-op observer
Spring Mountain ranch S.P. 18 co-op observer
desert NWR/Corn Creek 19 co-op observer
Red Rock Canyon 20 RAWS
Indian Springs 23 ASOS
Jean 23 mesonet
Mesquite 23 co-op observer
Searchlight 23 co-op observer
Overton 25 co-op observer
Moapa 26 mesonet
Primm 26 mesonet
Valley of Fire State Park 28 co-op observer
Boulder City 29 cemp
Laughlin 38 co-op observer
- central and southern Nye County NV -
Pahrump 16 co-op observer
Amargosa Valley 19 co-op observer
Beatty 19 cemp
desert rock Airport 23 ASOS
- Esmeralda County NV -
Dyer -1 co-op observer
Goldfield 5 cemp
- Lincoln County NV -
Uvada -21 mesonet
Islen -20 mesonet
Caliente -9 co-op observer
Pioche -8 co-op observer
Rachel 2 cemp
Hiko 7 co-op observer
pahranagat NWR 12 mesonet
Alamo 14 cemp
carp 15 mesonet
- Inyo County CA -
Big Pine creek -20 mesonet
South Lake -1 mesonet
Bishop 13 ASOS
Deep Springs 13 mesonet
Big Pine 19 mesonet
Independence 19 mesonet
Olancha 19 mesonet
Keeler 20 mesonet
Death Valley/scotty's Castle 24 park service
Shoshone 28 cemp
Death Valley/furnace creek 37 co-op observer
Death Valley/stovepipe Wells 40 mesonet
- San Bernardino County deserts CA -
Cima 18 mesonet
Landers 24 mesonet
Trona 27 co-op observer
Yucca Valley 27 co-op observer
Joshua Tree 28 co-op observer
Twentynine Palms mcas 29 ASOS
Essex 30 mesonet
Wonder Valley 31 co-op observer
Morongo Valley 32 co-op observer
Barstow-Daggett Airport 33 ASOS
Barstow 33 co-op observer
Needles 37 ASOS
Amboy 40 co-op observer
Kelso 41 mesonet
Earp 42 mesonet
- Mohave County AZ -
Nixon flats -1 RAWS
pipe Spring natl Monument 5 co-op observer
Diamond M ranch 8 co-op observer
hualapai mountain 16 mesonet
Grand Canyon west 17 mesonet
Kingman 18 ASOS
Dolan Springs 21 mesonet
Beaver Dam 23 co-op observer
Meadview 24 mesonet
Wikieup 25 co-op observer
Yucca 29 co-op observer
Laughlin-Bullhead City Intl ap 37 AWOS
Lake Havasu City 40 co-op observer