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August 25, 2016

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12 rescued from flooded streets during Las Vegas storm
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
More than a dozen drivers were rescued from flooded streets during a summer storm that soaked northeast Las Vegas Monday night. Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell said Tuesday that people were ...
Storm soaks northern valley amid flood warning
Storm soaks northern valley amid flood warning
Monday, August 22, 2016
A storm system spawned flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings Monday night as much of the northern Las Vegas Valley was drenched with heavy rain ...
Rain, hail possible in Las Vegas this afternoon
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Rumbles heard in Henderson this afternoon could develop into storms, with a 20 percent chance of rain in the Las Vegas Valley, according to the National Weather Service. The storms, which may hit some areas with sprinkles and others with ...
Winds whip up firenados at Oregon field
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
A small fire on an Oregon farmer's field whipped up several firenados —€” tornados made of flames and …
Photo: Climate change activists carry signs as they march
Divided America: Global warming polarizes more than abortion
Monday, August 15, 2016
Tempers are rising in America, along with the temperatures. Two decades ago, the issue of climate change wasn't as contentious ...
Overnight thunderstorms cool off Las Vegas Valley
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Today is seeing gray skies and cooler temperatures after overnight thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. McCarran International Airport received only about .03 inches of rain, while ...
Flash flood watch issued for Las Vegas area through Friday
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Flash floods could hit Las Vegas over the next two days as monsoon season warnings continue to pop on and off across Southern Nevada. The National Weather Service today ...
Photo: A man walks to his car during a rainstorm in Hende
Thunderstorms move throughout the valley; weather service issues several warnings
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Rain hit the valley again Sunday afternoon as the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the west Las Vegas Valley ...
After scorching week, temperatures starting to drop
Friday, July 29, 2016
After a week of scorching heat that saw a two-decade-old record fall, temperatures are starting to cool off, and Monday’s high should barely crack ...
Excessive heat, air quality warnings issued for Las Vegas area
Excessive heat, air quality warnings issued for Las Vegas area
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Las Vegas is under heat wave and air quality warnings as the hottest month of the year comes to a close. The Clark County Department of Air Quality on Wednesday extended ...
Heat wave, drought showing no signs of slowing down
Sunday, July 24, 2016
The heat wave gripping parts of the country, including Philadelphia, where tens of thousands are descending upon the city for the Democratic National Convention this week, is not going away anytime soon and will hit a peak ...
Los Angeles area fire brings smoke to hot Las Vegas Valley
Los Angeles area fire brings smoke to hot Las Vegas Valley
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Not only will it be another hot day, but smoke from the Sand Fire in the Los Angeles area also has brought hazy skies and a level of ozone that may be unsafe for sensitive groups. The Clark County Department of Air Quality reports a moderate level of smoke that may bother those who are unusually sensitive to ozone and have respiratory issues, and the thin layer of smoke has caused some restriction of visibility across the valley ...
Forecast high of 112 degrees just shy of record
Forecast high of 112 degrees just shy of record
Friday, July 22, 2016
Today’s forecast high of 112 degrees is just shy of a 1937 record of 114 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. As of 9:30 a.m., the temperature had ...
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Las Vegas among U.S. cities that are warming the fastest
Thursday, July 21, 2016
The fastest-warming cities aren't clustered in any one region. In fact, the top 25 fastest-warming cities are scattered over 16 states. Some of these rapidly warming cities are traditional hotspots, like Phoenix and Las Vegas ...
5 ways to keep your car from overheating in the Vegas sun
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The unbearable summer heat in Las Vegas is hard on everyone, including our cars. The triple-digit temperatures can create specific problems for vehicles, as well as ...