Record minus 24 in Ely; bitter cold grips Nevada

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Updated: 1/14/2013 2:21 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Weather forecasters warned northern Nevadans to brace for more bitter cold as the temperature dropped to a record minus 24 in Ely early Monday and wind chills were expected to drop to near 40 below as winds pick up Monday night into Tuesday.

The National Weather Service issued a wind-chill advisory for White Pine County on the Utah line effective 9 p.m. Monday through 9 a.m. Tuesday. Ely's record set early Monday blew away the old mark of minus 17 set in 2007.

Winds up to 15 mph will raise the threat of frost bite and hypothermia in the area, including Great Basin National Park. Other lows early Monday:

-21 Winnemucca

-19 Truckee, Calif.

-12 Elko

-12 Lovelock

-11 South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

-7 Fallon

-4 Jackpot

-2 Minden

 

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