Ely, Nevada 

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Climate in Ely, Nevada

Ely, Nevada gets 11 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Ely averages 48 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 238 sunny days per year in Ely. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Ely gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 68 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.

Weather Highs & Lows

Summer High: the July high is around 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 12

Ely ranks 62/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


Climate Averages
  Ely, NevadaUnited States
  10.5 in.38.1 in.
  48.2 in.27.8 in.
  68.0 days106.2 days
  238 days205 days
  6437 ft.2443 ft.

July is the hottest month for Ely with an average high temperature of 86.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Nevada. In Ely, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Ely are June, September and August.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Ely with an average of 12.2°. This is one of the coldest places in Nevada.

In Ely, there are 17.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Nevada.

In Ely, there are 201.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Nevada.

In Ely, there are 14.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Nevada.

May is the wettest month in Ely with 1.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 30% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season.

The annual rainfall of 10.5 inches in Ely means that it is wetter than most places in Nevada.

An annual snowfall of 48.2 inches in Ely means that it is snowier than most places in Nevada.

January is the snowiest month in Ely with 9.2 inches of snow, and 8 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Ely    5 Reviews
    Cost of living in Ely Nevada - 8/11/2012
    Ely is not a bad place to live, but I would let people do their own homework on where they wish to live. Some suggestions I recommend is, looking at the age of home they... Read More

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    Comments on Ely, NV - 7/30/2009
    I have homes in Ely and nearby towns and would not recommend it to anyone who likes city life, access to shopping, nice weather and a plethora of jobs to choose from. ... Read More

    Ely in general - 11/13/2007
    The main highlights: the Hotel Nevada is the gem in this small town with the best pizza anywhere, and the people who live in Ely are very friendly. We'll see how... Read More

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