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April 18, 2015

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A sure sign of spring: Mojave Max emerges from burrow
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Mojave Max, the famous Southern Nevada desert tortoise, emerged from his burrow at 2:17 p.m. today, marking the beginning of spring weather. This is the second latest Mojave Max has ...
Strong winds kick up dust across the valley
Strong winds kick up dust across the valley
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
For the second week in a row, an air quality advisory was issued for blowing dust, this time as a result of gusts and the strongest cold front so far this year ...
California storm system brings strong winds to Southern Nevada
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
A wind advisory is in effect for Southern Nevada and part of southeastern California as a storm system from central California moves into the region ...
Global warming: A glimpse at 2115 in the Las Vegas Valley
Global warming: A glimpse at 2115 in the Las Vegas Valley
Monday, April 6, 2015
5-minute expert:
A century from now, the Las Vegas Valley could be shrouded in a haze of ozone, parched from lengthy droughts and faced with blackouts from overexerted power grids used to run ...
County issues dust advisory starting Sunday afternoon
Friday, April 3, 2015
A dust advisory has been issued for Sunday afternoon through Monday morning by the Clark County Department of Air Quality. Strong, gusty winds are expected ...
Haze of dust obscures views across Las Vegas Valley
Haze of dust obscures views across Las Vegas Valley
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Strong northwesterly winds kicked up a haze of dust across the Las Vegas Valley this morning, obscuring distant views of the Strip and surrounding mountains.​ Winds up to 29 mph have ...
90-degree weather expected to last through Tuesday
Sunday, March 29, 2015
The last time Las Vegas experienced 90 degree weather in March was on March 17, 2007. The heat wave hasn't passed just yet. This week, the high will be ...
Photo: Blossoms from a Palmer's penstemon are shown at th
Season to suffer: Here’s why your allergies are flaring up
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Las Vegas allergy sufferers are in for a long week, as a high pollen forecast will continue to trigger the all-too-familiar symptoms of sneezing, runny nose, sore throat and watery eyes. It's all part of the spring allergy season. The potent allergens in the air are coming from ...
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Vanuatu struggles to account for cyclone damage, deaths
Sunday, March 15, 2015
The official death toll from a massive cyclone that tore through Vanuatu has risen to four, with fears it could jump significantly, officials from the tiny South Pacific archipelago said Monday.
Photo: Joean Carlgren keeps dry under her umbrella as she
Another day of gusty winds expected, but weather to dry out rest of week
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Warmer temperatures are ahead after quick-moving storms Tuesday brought pea-sized hail, rain and gusty winds to the valley ...
Rain to stay through Monday; weekend brings warmer weather
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Let this Sunday be an excuse to relax and hang out inside as rain showers head through the valley tonight through Monday morning.
Snowmen in Summerlin: Las Vegas gets hit with a wintry blast
Snowmen in Summerlin: Las Vegas gets hit with a wintry blast
Monday, February 23, 2015
People were busy snapping pictures and making snowmen this morning after an overnight storm dumped up to 2 inches of snow in the Summerlin area and 10 inches on ...
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Colorado mountain snow a bright spot for drought-stricken West
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Snowpack in the mountain valleys where the Colorado River originates was only a little below normal on Wednesday, marking one of the few bright spots in an increasingly grim drought gripping much of the West. Measurement stations ...
Photo: In this Feb. 4, 2014, photo, a warning buoy sits o
Study: Southwest in for unprecedented ‘megadrought’
Thursday, February 12, 2015
As bad as recent droughts in California, the Southwest and the Midwest have been, scientists say far worse "megadroughts" are coming — and they're bound to last for decades. "Unprecedented drought conditions" — the worst in more than 1,000 years — are likely to come to the Southwest and Central Plains after 2050 and stick around because ...
Las Vegas hits 78 degrees, breaking a record
Monday, February 9, 2015
The last time it was this warm on a Feb. 9 in Las Vegas, poodle skirts were all the rage and the valley had a population of less than 25,000 ...

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