About self storage in Nevada
Looking for storage in Nevada?
Nicknamed the “Silver State,” and located in the western region of the United States, the largest city in Nevada is Las Vegas, and the capital is Carson City. Nevada is the seventh largest state in area, as it covers the Mojave Desert in the south and the Great Basin in the north. As of 2008, there were roughly 2.6 million Nevada residents, with over 85% of the population residing in Las Vegas and Reno. Nevada is the most arid state in the Union. Nevada is known for its easy marriage and divorce proceedings, and for Las Vegas entertainment, including legal gambling in eight out of its 16 counties.
Nevada’s agricultural outputs are cattle, hay, alfalfa, dairy products, onions and potatoes, while its industrial outputs are tourism, mining, machinery, printing and publishing, food processing, and electric equipment.
Large cities in Nevada include: Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Reno, Sunrise Manor, Paradise, Spring Valley, Sparks, Carson City, and Pahrump. If you’re a student looking for student storage options for the summer or semester, ask your self storage facility manager if the facility offers any specials for students. Colleges and universities include: University of Nevada (Reno), University of Nevada (Las Vegas), Nevada State College (Henderson), Truckee Meadows Community College (Reno), Great Basin College (Elko), College of Southern Nevada (Clark County), Western Nevada College (Carson City), Sierra Nevada College (Incline Village), Touro University Nevada (Henderson), and the University of Southern Nevada (Henderson). Choose your storage facility quickly, as self storage units in college towns tend to reach max capacity.
Nevada is home to Nellis Air Force Base, a major testing and training base of the United States Air Force. It’s rumored Nellis is the home to Area 51, a top secret installation of the Federal Government, located near Groom Lake. Other bases include: Creech Air Force Base (Indian Springs), Naval Air Station (Fallon), Hawthorne Army Depot (Hawthorne), and the Tonopah Test Range (near Tonopah). In these military towns, you’re likely to find deals on long–term deployment, but hurry, these units fill quickly as well for all those looking for military storage.
The state’s highest recorded temperature was 125 degrees Fahrenheit in Laughlin on June 29, 1994, while the coldest temperature on record was –52 degrees Fahrenheit in San Jacinto in 1972, in the northeastern portion of the state. Nevada is mainly comprised of desert and semiarid climate regions. Daytime temperatures often exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit, while nighttime temperatures may drop as low as –50 degrees Fahrenheit. Most of Nebraska receives limited precipitation during the year, as the average amount of rainfall is 7 inches a year, and the wettest parts receive around 40 inches.
Las Vegas summer daytime highs average 94–104 degrees, and summer nighttime lows average 69–77 degrees. Winter daytime highs average 57–69 degrees and winter nighttime lows average 37–47 degrees. In Reno, summer daytime highs average 81–91 degrees and summer nighttime lows average 43–51 degrees. Winter daytime highs average 45–57 degrees and winter nighttime lows average 20–29 degrees. In Elko, summer daytime highs average 78–89 degrees and summer nighttime lows average 38–48 degrees. Winter daytime highs average 37–51 degrees and winter nighttime lows average 13–26 degrees.
When looking for storage in hot, dry areas, consult Storage Tips to learn which storage items are susceptible to heat damage. Items such as furs, photographs, furniture, musical instruments, wood, plastics, paintings, and leather, can be damaged by extreme temperatures, and renters should ask if a climate controlled unit is right for them.
Nevada has many areas maintained by the National Park Service, featuring: California National Historic Trail, Death Valley National Park, Great Basin National Park near Baker, Old Spanish National Historic Trail, Pony Express National Historic Trail, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Preserve, Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park, Humboldt–Toiyabe National Forest, Mount Charleston and the Mount Charleston Wilderness, Spring Mountains and the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Together these parks make up a protected area of 6,579,014 acres of the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management.
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