Mount Rose (Nevada)

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Mount Rose
Mount Rose.jpg
Elevation10,776 ft (3,285 m)[1]
Prominence3,630 ft (1,106 m)[2]
Location
Mount Rose (Nevada) is located in Nevada
Mount Rose
Washoe County, Nevada, U.S.
RangeCarson Range
Coordinates39°20′38″N 119°55′04″W / 39.343777756°N 119.917888594°W / 39.343777756; -119.917888594Coordinates: 39°20′38″N 119°55′04″W / 39.343777756°N 119.917888594°W / 39.343777756; -119.917888594[1]
Topo mapUSGS Mount Rose
 
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Mount Rose
Mount Rose.jpg
Elevation10,776 ft (3,285 m)[1]
Prominence3,630 ft (1,106 m)[2]
Location
Mount Rose (Nevada) is located in Nevada
Mount Rose
Washoe County, Nevada, U.S.
RangeCarson Range
Coordinates39°20′38″N 119°55′04″W / 39.343777756°N 119.917888594°W / 39.343777756; -119.917888594Coordinates: 39°20′38″N 119°55′04″W / 39.343777756°N 119.917888594°W / 39.343777756; -119.917888594[1]
Topo mapUSGS Mount Rose

Mount Rose is a mountain located in the Carson Range east of the California-Nevada border and is within the Mount Rose Wilderness. An extinct volcano,[3] the mountain is located between Lake Tahoe and Reno;[4] and is the highest point in Washoe County.[2] State Route 431 traverses Mount Rose Summit southeast of Mount Rose.[4] Due to the high elevation, most of the precipitation that falls on the mountain is snow.[5]

Mount Rose Ski Tahoe is nearby but is not on Mount Rose. Despite the name, the resort is actually on the slopes of Slide Mountain, which is on the other side of Nevada State Route 431.[6]

In 1905, Dr. James Edward Church of the University of Nevada established the Mount Rose Weather Observatory, one of America's first high-altitude meteorological observatories, on June 29, 1905.[7][8]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Mount Rose, Nevada (station elevation 7,500ft)
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °F (°C)55
(13)
58
(14)
67
(19)
68
(20)
79
(26)
82
(28)
89
(32)
88
(31)
83
(28)
77
(25)
65
(18)
58
(14)
89
(32)
Average high °F (°C)37.0
(2.8)
36.9
(2.7)
36.9
(2.7)
42.0
(5.6)
55.6
(13.1)
66.8
(19.3)
75.0
(23.9)
75.5
(24.2)
67.0
(19.4)
54.2
(12.3)
43.0
(6.1)
39.5
(4.2)
52.5
(11.4)
Average low °F (°C)18.6
(−7.4)
17.8
(−7.9)
19.5
(−6.9)
23.2
(−4.9)
33.2
(0.7)
41.0
(5)
46.4
(8)
47.6
(8.7)
40.7
(4.8)
32.1
(0.1)
23.8
(−4.6)
21.7
(−5.7)
30.5
(−0.8)
Record low °F (°C)−10
(−23)
−2
(−19)
−5
(−21)
4
(−16)
13
(−11)
20
(−7)
27
(−3)
31
(−1)
21
(−6)
14
(−10)
1
(−17)
−5
(−21)
−10
(−23)
Precipitation inches (mm)5.51
(140)
4.90
(124.5)
5.07
(128.8)
2.11
(53.6)
0.91
(23.1)
0.55
(14)
0.56
(14.2)
0.91
(23.1)
1.28
(32.5)
1.67
(42.4)
3.10
(78.7)
4.03
(102.4)
30.60
(777.2)
Snowfall inches (cm)16.8
(42.7)
37.1
(94.2)
43.0
(109.2)
4.7
(11.9)
0
(0)
0.4
(1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
2.3
(5.8)
2.3
(5.8)
9.9
(25.1)
116.6
(296.2)
Source: The Western Regional Climate Center[9]


John Brayshaw Kaye, a poet, lawyer and politician, wrote a poem called Mount Rose

Mount Rose as seen from New Washoe City.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mt Rose". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Mount Rose, Nevada". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  3. ^ "Lake Tahoe Facts, Natural History, & Human History". Tahoe Adventure Sports. Retrieved September 25, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Google Maps". Google. Retrieved 2008-04-05. 
  5. ^ "Subsection M261Et - Carson Range". USDA, Forest Service. Retrieved 2008-04-05. 
  6. ^ Joseph V. Tingley; Becky Weimer Purkey; University of Nevada, Reno (1 January 2005). Geologic and Natural History Tours in the Reno Area. NV Bureau of Mines & Geology. p. 98. ISBN 978-1-888035-09-4. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "HM 230, Mount Rose Weather Observatory". Nevada Landmarks. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  8. ^ Church, J.E., Jr. (June 1908). "Mount Rose Weather Observatory". Agricultural Experiment Station the University of Nevada 67: 7. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  9. ^ "Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Information". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 

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