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May 25, 2015

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Flash floods in Texas, Oklahoma kill 2; 100s of homes gone
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Record rainfall was wreaking havoc across a swath of Texas and the Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee.
Sunny skies expected for Memorial Day
Sunny skies expected for Memorial Day
Sunday, May 24, 2015
No need to pack away your swimsuits and cancel your Memorial Day barbecue plans. The National Weather Service says the sun will come out just in time for your holiday celebrations ...
Downpours, hail hit the Henderson, Summerlin areas
Downpours, hail hit the Henderson, Summerlin areas
Monday, May 18, 2015
Nearly an inch of rain fell in parts of Henderson today and more than an inch in Summerlin, as the National Weather Service issued flood advisories and warned of ...
Photo: Carol Cole stands in her home in Broken Arrow, Okl
Storm system pushes east after drenching Plains
Sunday, May 17, 2015
A powerful storm system stretched from Texas to Minnesota on Sunday, bringing heavy rains, flash flooding and the possibility of more severe weather.
Kooky blast of sweater weather hits Las Vegas
Kooky blast of sweater weather hits Las Vegas
Friday, May 15, 2015
Here’s a sentence not often uttered by Las Vegans in mid-May: Don’t forget your sweater if you’re going outside. Today’s high temperature is expected to reach ...
Cool temperatures, chance of rain persist in Southern Nevada
Cool temperatures, chance of rain persist in Southern Nevada
Thursday, May 14, 2015
A storm system that brought sporadic rain to parts of the valley Thursday will keep temperatures cool Friday ...
Storms moving through Las Vegas bring lightning, hail
Storms moving through Las Vegas bring lightning, hail
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Thunderstorms brought small hail, lightning and brief but heavy rain to the Las Vegas Valley this morning, the National Weather Service reports. The storms were ...
Cooler weather on its way to Las Vegas
Cooler weather on its way to Las Vegas
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Cooler temperatures and possibly rain are headed for Las Vegas later this week, with Saturday’s high not even expected to crack 70 degrees. There is a 30 percent chance for ...
Photo: Tulsa police block Riverside Drive because of floo
Twin weather systems unleash storms across the country
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Oklahoma and other Great Plains states are getting another dose of severe weather on Saturday, with flood evacuations ordered in northern Colorado, heavy snow headed for the Rocky Mountains and a few tornadoes popping up on the eastern Plains. Residents are expecting large hail in parts of western Kansas, western Colorado and the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles. There is also a tropical storm lurking off the East Coast.
Officials say heavy rains kill 37 in northwest Pakistan
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Heavy rains and strong winds tore through northwest Pakistan on Sunday, uprooting trees, collapsing buildings and killing at least 37 people, officials said.
Storms from California bring gusty winds, lower temperatures to Las Vegas
Storms from California bring gusty winds, lower temperatures to Las Vegas
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Las Vegas Valley residents sick of the dry heat may get a break this week thanks to gusts and the possibility of precipitation. The Weather Service is predicting ...
Photo: Mojave Max
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 ...

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