So why come to Ely in the winter? Bottom Line? Steam locomotive 93 looks good on an 85-degree day in August but wait till you see it on a zero degree-day in February. Billowing white clouds of steam plus plumes of black & gray smoke towering above the canyons and valleys. Snow? Weather on the high desert is capricious! It can range from blizzard conditions to cobalt blue skies sometimes within minutes. In the past we've experienced every type of meteorological conditions that wintertime Ely experiences, including shirtsleeve weather. But regardless of the weather, the show goes on.
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