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May 22, 2015

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Current Conditions: Light Rain and Breezy

Temp:
68°
High:
74°
Two-week trends
Weather trends
Avg. 78°
Low:
59°
Weather trends
Avg.61°
UV Index:
9
Humidity:
65%
Pressure:
29.7 in.
Wind:
22 WSW
  • Dew Point: 55.9° F
  • Chance of precipitation: 20%
  • Sun rise: 5:30AM
  • Sun set: 7:45PM
  • Today: Partly sunny with a chance of rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs 69 to 74 on the west side of the valley. 73 to 78 on the east side. South wind around 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
  • Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows around 59. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
  • Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Highs around 78.

Records for MAY 22

  • High: 108°F (2000)
  • Low: 41°F (1927)

2015 Precipitation

  • Total Today: 0.0"
  • Week: 0.07"
  • Month: 0.09"
  • Year: 2.01"
  • Days without precipitation: 2

Regional Weather Videos

Lake conditions

Lake Mead
Lake elevation
Water temp: 69° F
Water level: 1084 ft.
Lake Mohave
Water temp: 74° F
Water level: 633.9 ft.
Lake Powell
Water level: 3603.3 ft.
Lake Havasu
Water level: 446.3 ft.

Monthly averages

Month Avg. High Avg. Low Avg. Precip. Record High Record Low
Jan. 57° 37° 0.59" 77° 1/26/1975 1/13/1963
Feb. 63° 41° 0.69" 87° 2/26/1986 16° 2/7/1989
Mar. 70° 47° 0.59" 92° 3/21/2004 19° 3/2/1939
Apr. 78° 54° 0.15" 99° 4/27/2000 31° 4/2/1975
May 88° 63° 0.24" 109° 5/28/2003 38° 5/3/1942
June 99° 72° 0.08" 116° 6/15/1940 48° 6/6/1993
July 104° 78° 0.44" 117° 7/19/2005 56° 7/21/1940
Aug. 102° 77° 0.45" 116° 8/3/1979 54° 8/3/1937
Sep. 94° 69° 0.31" 113° 9/1/1950 43° 9/27/1948
Oct. 81° 57° 0.24" 103° 10/1/1978 26° 10/30/1971
Nov. 66° 44° 0.31" 87° 11/1/1988 15° 11/24/1938
Dec. 57° 37° 0.40" 78° 12/2/1940 11° 12/23/1990

Notable Events

  • Dec. 17, 2008: A rare snowstorm blanketed the Las Vegas Valley, delaying flights, causing widespread fender-benders and canceling school. (Complete Coverage)
  • Sept. 17, 1961: One of the worst storms in Southern Nevada history, spawning a possible tornado on the Las Vegas Strip, struck the city at night. Nine people died, including four Nevada Power Company linemen and five Boy Scouts who drowned in their campground in Zion National Park in Southwestern Utah. The bodies of the Scouts were found floating in the Virgin River. (Full Story)
  • Jan. 31, 1979: The last big snowfall in Las Vegas piled up 7.4 inches on the ground. National Weather Service records showed that snowfall that sticks around in the valley occurs on average every 20 years. (Full Story)
  • July 19, 2005: The official thermometer at McCarran International Airport hit 117 degrees, the hottest temperature ever recorded. This day also set a new minimum high temperature at 95 degrees. (Full Story)

Official weather data provided by the NOAA National Weather Service and is in the public domain.