Management of Subterranean Ecosystems in Extreme Environments
Nevada Highway 50
Ely, Nevada Weather & Forecast

Ely experiences a semi-arid climate and consistently remains much cooler than southern Nevada. Our symposium dates in October should deliver a very pleasant surface temperature... but it's always wise to be prepared for anything!

The Western Climate Center reports that average October temperatures are a maximum of 65°F and a minimum of 28°F.

Extended Forecast


Partly Cloudy
Overnight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind around 5 mph.


Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms
Monday, July 22

Scattered showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 5pm, then isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. West southwest wind 0 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


Isolated Showers And Thunderstorms then Partly Cloudy
Monday Night

Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. East wind 0 to 5 mph.


Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms
Tuesday, July 23

Scattered showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 5pm, then isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. West wind 0 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.


Isolated Showers And Thunderstorms then Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday Night

Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southwest wind around 5 mph.


Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms
Wednesday, July 24

Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.


Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms
Wednesday Night

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.


Chance Showers And Thunderstorms
Thursday, July 25

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 70%.


Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms
Thursday Night

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Chance of precipitation is 50%.


Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms
Friday, July 26

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 50%.


Isolated Showers And Thunderstorms then Partly Cloudy
Friday Night

Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.


Sunny
Saturday, July 27

Sunny, with a high near 88.


Achemenides pectinatus, Image by Dr. Jean K. Krejca, Zara Environmental LLC

Cave ecosystems are often dependent on organic material carried in by water, which serves as the primary food source for the environment. In arid climates with minimal surface rainfall, the input of organic matter and nutrients into caves becomes limited, affecting the overall energy flow within these environments. The intricate interplay between surface conditions and cave biota presents unique management challenges for modern cave biologists. Image courtesy of Dr. Jean K. Krejca, Zara Environmental LLC.

Gandy Warm Springs

Gandy Warm Springs

There are 48 miles of perennial streams, and over 400 springs in the South Snake Range, home to Great Basin National Park. Over 75% of wildlife species are dependent upon these riparian areas for food, water, and cover at some stage of their life cycles.

Symposium Merchandise

h2go Essen Vacuum Food Container

It's a double-wall, stainless steel, 17 oz capacity thermos from h2go®. This thing is more rugged than your cave pack! We've been trying to beat up the manufacturer's sample, but it keeps winning. Hot things stayed hot, cold things stayed cold... and ours will have cool cave art printed on it.

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Cathedral Gorge State Park

Cathedral Gorge State Park

Located between Ely and Las Vegas, Cathedral Gorge State Park features dramatic cave-like slot canyons and cathedral spires that have eroded over millions of years.

Registration

Advance registration for the 2025 symposium is expected to open in mid-2024. We will send an email to past attendees when that system comes online.

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