Wabuska, Nevada

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Wabuska is an unincorporated community in Lyon County, Nevada, United States. The zip code is 89447.

Wabuska (Washo language, White Grass) was established in the early 1870s. A post office was opened on September 18, 1974.[1] In 1881, the town served as the principal Mason Valley supply center on the newly constructed Carson and Colorado Railroad of a line that went from Hazen to Mina.[1] When copper was discovered in Mason Valley, the town became the northern terminus of the new Nevada Copper Belt Railroad, built 1909-1911. Wabuska waned with declining mining activity in the 1920s.[2]

Geography[edit]

Wabuska's latitude is 39.143N and the longitude is -119.182W. Wabuska's elevation is 4,295 feet above sea level.

Climate[edit]

Wabuska experiences a desert climate and has a Köppen Climate Classification of Bwk.[3]

Climate data for Wabuska, Nevada
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8
(46)
11
(52)
16
(60)
19
(66)
24
(75)
29
(85)
34
(94)
33
(92)
28
(83)
21
(70)
13
(56)
8
(46)
20.3
(68.8)
Average low °C (°F) −9
(16)
−7
(20)
−3
(26)
−1
(31)
4
(39)
8
(46)
11
(52)
9
(49)
4
(40)
−1
(30)
−6
(22)
−9
(15)
0
(32.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13
(0.5)
13
(0.5)
13
(0.5)
10
(0.4)
15
(0.6)
10
(0.4)
5
(0.2)
5
(0.2)
8
(0.3)
10
(0.4)
10
(0.4)
10
(0.4)
122
(4.8)
Source: Weatherbase [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carlson, Helen S. (1974). Nevada place names : a geographical dictionary. Reno: University of Nevada Press. p. 240. ISBN 0-87417-094-X. 
  2. ^ Wabuska, Nevada Historical Marker 113
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Wabuska, Nevada
  4. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on September 8, 2013.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°08′38″N 119°11′00″W / 39.14389°N 119.18333°W / 39.14389; -119.18333