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Mountain City, Nevada
Unincorporated community
2013-06-16 15 39 22 View south across Mountain City in Nevada, with Nevada State Route 225 visible passing through town and the Owyhee River visible toward the right.jpg
Country United States
State Nevada
County Elko
Time zone Mountain (MST) (see text) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)

Mountain City is a small unincorporated community in Elko County, Nevada, United States, within the Mountain City Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. This ghost town on State Route 225, approximately 16 miles (26 km) south of the Idaho border, is situated on the Owyhee River at an elevation of approximately 5,620 feet (1,710 m).

Mountain City, along with the rest of Nevada except for the city of West Wendover, is legally in the Pacific Time Zone, but, along with other Idaho border towns such as Jackpot, Jarbidge and Owyhee, unofficially observes the Mountain Time Zone due to closer proximity to and greater connections with towns in southern Idaho.

Climate

Climate data for Mountain City, Nevada (1955-1999)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 58
(14.4)
70
(21.1)
71
(21.7)
79
(26.1)
89
(31.7)
95
(35)
105
(40.6)
99
(37.2)
95
(35)
85
(29.4)
75
(23.9)
64
(17.8)
105
(-17.8)
Average high °F (°C) 38.0
(3.33)
42.3
(5.72)
47.1
(8.39)
56.2
(13.44)
65.0
(18.33)
74.6
(23.67)
84.7
(29.28)
84.4
(29.11)
75.1
(23.94)
63.5
(17.5)
47.1
(8.39)
39.3
(4.06)
59.78
(15.431)
Average low °F (°C) 9.4
(-12.56)
13.2
(-10.44)
18.5
(-7.5)
24.3
(-4.28)
30.9
(-0.61)
36.4
(2.44)
39.7
(4.28)
37.7
(3.17)
29.8
(-1.22)
22.1
(-5.5)
17.1
(-8.28)
9.9
(-12.28)
24.08
(-4.398)
Record low °F (°C) -48
(-44.4)
-35
(-37.2)
-23
(-30.6)
2
(-16.7)
7
(-13.9)
14
(-10)
20
(-6.7)
16
(-8.9)
8
(-13.3)
-10
(-23.3)
-22
(-30)
-46
(-43.3)
-48
(-17.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.30
(33)
1.03
(26.2)
1.12
(28.4)
1.06
(26.9)
1.66
(42.2)
1.21
(30.7)
0.50
(12.7)
0.55
(14)
0.75
(19.1)
0.92
(23.4)
1.38
(35.1)
1.35
(34.3)
12.83
(325.9)
Snowfall inches (cm) 8.4
(21.3)
4.0
(10.2)
4.4
(11.2)
1.4
(3.6)
0.6
(1.5)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.9
(2.3)
1.9
(4.8)
6.7
(17)
28.3
(71.9)
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