November 27, 1995 in Nation/World

Storm Ends Reno’s Record Dry Stretch

Compiled From Wire Services

Reno’s longest dry spell in at least 107 years ended when a storm dropped 0.19 inches of rain.

The 129-day dry spell before Saturday’s storm was the longest since record-keeping began in 1888.

“It’s great to see rain again,” said Scott Hickman, a National Weather Service meteorologist. “It’s been so long since it’s fallen that I almost forgot what it was like.”

Rain last fell in Reno on July 18, and that was only a trace. The previous record dry streak in Reno was 111 days set in 1954.

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