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
Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.


Isolated Showers And Thunderstorms then Isolated T-storms
Sunday, April 14

Isolated showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 5pm, then isolated thunderstorms and scattered rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. South wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


Isolated T-storms
Sunday Night

Isolated thunderstorms and scattered rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.


Scattered Snow Showers then Mostly Sunny
Monday, April 15

Scattered snow showers before 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


Mostly Clear
Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 28. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.


Sunny
Tuesday, April 16

Sunny, with a high near 64.


Mostly Clear
Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 34.


Mostly Sunny
Wednesday, April 17

Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.


Partly Cloudy
Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.


Mostly Sunny
Thursday, April 18

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.


Partly Cloudy
Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.


Partly Sunny
Friday, April 19

Partly sunny, with a high near 69.


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

Troglodyte Playing Cards

We have no idea what these will look like yet, but we couldn't think of hosting NCKMS in Nevada without offering some themed-out playing cards. There's a good chance the card backs will feature a cave animal of the year, but we still have some time to figure it out.

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Ward Charcoal Ovens

Ward Charcoal Ovens

Located just south of Ely, Nevada, the Ward Charcoal Ovens are associated with the silver mining ghost town of Ward. They were built in 1876 by itinerant Italian masons known as carbonari. Charcoal prepared in the ovens was used in the nearby silver smelters.

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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