Nevada's climate information hub

A public service department within the Department of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno, the Nevada State Climate Office (NSCO) provides timely, accurate and relevant information and education about weather and climate and their impacts for everyone who lives, works or recreates in Nevada. NSCO provides access to information, conducts research and engages with people throughout the state.

Learn about Nevada's climate
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Where to find the Nevada State Climate Office

The main office of the Nevada State Climate Office is located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. NSCO has affiliates located at Nevada System of Higher Education campuses across the state. If you have questions about Nevada's climate, email us at or call (775) 784-6999. Our team is always happy to help!

Our mission and activities

Conduct research on Nevada's weather and climate.
Educate about weather, climate and climate change.
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Connect people with information.
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Translate science to make it usable.
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Latest news from the Nevada State Climate Office

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Reno/Sparks selected to be part of Urban Heat Mapping Campaign

The summer 2024 effort will involve community volunteers and is supported by the National Institutes of Health, NOAA, and Heat Watch

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Quarterly Climate Report and Outlook – January through March

Interim Nevada State Climatologist Tom Albright reviews the past three months and what it means for the state

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Nevada Drought Update for June 2023

The wet spring across much of Nevada alleviated drought and may provide a buffer against a rapid return to drought