The state of Nevada is known for wide open spaces, beautiful lakes, and the sights and sounds of Las Vegas. With Nevada doppler radar, you can know exactly what the weather will be like as you go about your day!
There are three dedicated doppler radar stations in Nevada that help to cover the state, along with supplemental coverage from stations in California and Arizona.
Nevada might be known because you can legally gamble and do a few other things within its borders that you can’t do elsewhere, but it also has some unique facts. For instance, the name Nevada comes from the Spanish word for “Snowcapped.” Lake Tahoe held the Winter Olympics in 1960. And even though Nevada is the 7th largest state, almost 90% of the land is controlled by the government.
Here are some interesting facts about the 3 Nevada doppler radar stations as well:
Elko: In Elko, you’ll often hear the town described as the “Best Small Town in America.” It’s also one of the most remote towns in the Lower 48 and with a population of about 16,000 people, it’s the largest city for over 130 miles in any direction. It is said that the man who named the town was fond of animals, so he added an “O” to “Elk” and that’s how this town got its name. The primary industry in the area is gold mining, while ranching also supports the local economy.
Las Vegas: What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas… unless you’re talking about the weather. That’s why having a Nevada doppler radar station located in Nevada’s largest city is so important! Las Vegas is one of the few places in the United States where you can have an open container of alcohol outside of a building and not be breaking the law. It is a top worldwide tourist destination and considered one of the three best places to attend a convention. The outdoor lighting displays on Fremont Street that stretch for multiple city blocks completely covers one of the areas that made this city famous.
Las Vegas holds the distinction of being the largest American city that was founded in the 20th century. Settled in 1905, almost 500 million people visit this city every year for at least one day. The first hotel and casino opened just a year after the city was founded and the population growth exploded thanks to the construction of Hoover Dam.
Reno: Called the “Biggest Little City in the World,” Reno offers visitors just about everything that Las Vegas offers, but on a bit of a smaller, friendlier scale. You’ll still find incredible shows, amazing restaurants, and free drinks at the gaming tables, but you can also run down to the mall just down the street, go hiking in the Washoe Valley, and there are more kid friendly events in the area. The entire valley was settled as early as 1850 and the area became famous because of several silver finds in the region.