Record cold weather is gripping much of Northern Nevada where overnight lows dropped below zero and a freeze warning was in effect through Thursday for parts of southern Nevada, including Las Vegas.

The National Weather Service says low temperatures fell to minus 4 (-25 Celsius) Wednesday in Ely and Eureka, 1 above (-17C) in Winnemuca and 2 (-17C) in Elko.

Eureka set a record at 2-below (-19C) on Tuesday, breaking the old mark of 5 (-15C) set in 1991. The low of 7 (-14C) in Elko Tuesday also broke the old record of 8 (-13C) set in 1917. Winnemucca tied the low of 7 (-14C) set in 1970.

Sub-freezing temperatures also were reported in southern Nevada, where a freeze warning was in effect until Thursday for Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City.