When Utah and Nevada split the territory, the original territorial name of "Sierra Nevada" was shortened to the current name of Nevada, the Spanish word meaning "snowy range", " snow-capped" or "snow-clad." Even though Nevada is the driest state, explorers based its name on the prominent mountains, the Sierra Nevada range. They paid little attention to the weather in other remote parts of the state. Nevada is named after the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The word Nevada is of Spanish origin and means snow-covered or snowy. The mountains of Nevada get a lot of snow every year.
Colorado Rockies, Sierra Nevadas, China, the Alps, Greenland
It means: A lot in the Sierra Nevada
Many of his photos are of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Yosemite National Park. His son is a medical doctor in Fresno, Ca and has a lot of his work up in his office. My favorite is the Valley floor covered in snow.
No, there are a lot more west of the Mississippi. The Rockies, Sierra Nevada, Cascade, and Bitterroot Ranges and numerous lesser ranges and mountains are west of the Mississippi.
Yes, a lot of snow year-round.
I believe so, because there is a lot of snow in the Rocky Mountains.
Yes. It snows a lot.
In the mountains, yes. Near the sea, no.
Because it is near the sky and it is cold up there so they get lot's of snow.
A lot of our fresh water comes from from melting snow in the mountains. We also get some of our minerals from the mountains. Mountains are largely used for research or tourism.
Yes, Nevada has a lot of blizzards because of the snowy mountains that get anywhere from 30-70 inches of snowfall per year.
Definitely. Canada gets a lot of snow in the winter. France and Switzerland also get snow, especially in the mountains.
Different from place to place. In north its a lot of snow every winter. In west there are fairly snow. However in the mountains in west there is snow from october-may
Absolutely, especially in the mountains and the more northern areas of the province.
No snow in Fresno, but the mountains did get snow. We just had a lot of rain. Snow doesn't happen very often in Fresno. I can remember 3 times in 50 years.
A lot of snow falls in the Andes mountains in South America.
A lot. On the mountains it gets up to 3 meters, on Mont blanc it man even get up to 5 meters of snow.
The water comes from mountains that have snow on them that is melting or if there is a lot of rainfall it will run down the mountains and hills into the streams ir rivers.
there a lot of animals here are some: moutain goats, pandas,ibex,pumas and snow leopards
Nevada and some other out west states. there are also a lot in Ohio and Montana, especially in the Pryor Mountains
There was a "first stage" of geologic evolution that began the process of forming the Sierra Nevada mountains about 100 million years ago. But it took a lot more time for them to really develop and take the shape we see them in today. Some deep formations evolved in the beginning. Note that the Pacific plate and the North American plate form a boundary near this location, and as the Pacific plate subducts (goes beneath) the North American plate, there is tremendous heating of Pacific plate material below the western edge of the North American plate. The expansion of this material pushed up on the region, and set a "base" for the formation of this range. About 20 million years ago, there was a lot of vulcanism that set the stage for mountain forming. Then some 5 to 4 million years ago, there was more uplift, and also the "cutting away" of the sides of the string of mountains. There is a long history associated with the formation of these magnificent mountains, and by using the links below, you can begin to discover the story of their formation.
Yes. In the mountains, in winter, there is snow and ice on some islands in Japan. There are photographs of monkeys bathing in hot springs in Japan, and all around the chimps (and the hot springs) is a lot of snow.