Las Vegas Sun

January 21, 2018

Currently: 52° — Complete forecast

Valley winds could reach 50 mph, result in record-setting temperature

Las Vegas Valley residents may need to hold onto their hats today as gusts of wind howl through the valley at speeds between 35 and 50 mph.

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for the valley until 9 p.m. The high winds have the potential to kick up dust into the air and blow around loose objects such as garbage cans and small branches, meteorologist Chris Stachelski said.

Clark County officials issued an air quality advisory warning today because of the potential for unhealthy levels of dust in the air due to high winds.

The high winds are expected to bring cooler weather on Thursday, with a record-low high temperature for the day of 74 degrees, Stachelski said. The previous record was 75 degrees.

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