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July 16, 2019

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Storms moving out; wind, cooler weather to stick around


Christopher DeVargas

Snow blankets the mountains surrounding the Las Vegas Valley on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.

Storm Dusts Mountains With Snow

Snow is shown on the mountains behind the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. Launch slideshow »

Storms that dumped up to .39 inch of rain in the valley and 15 inches of snow in the surrounding mountains are moving out today, but chilly conditions and gusty winds will stick around, according to the National Weather Service.

Today is expected to be windy, with sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts up to 50 mph, according to the Weather Service, which issued a wind advisory through 6 p.m. today. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue warned people to watch for blown objects and downed wires or trees.

Storms that rolled in Sunday afternoon, meanwhile, dropped about .24 inch of rain at McCarran International Airport as of 7 a.m. today, while .39 inch of rain was recorded at Nellis Air Force Base.

About 15 inches of snow fell at Lee Canyon and about 7.5 inches at Kyle Canyon on Mount Charleston.

Trace amounts of snow were recorded in Henderson and Boulder City. Between 1 and 2 inches of snow was measured at Shirley and Bill Wallin Elementary School in Henderson in the extreme south valley.

Today’s high is expected to be 49 degrees — about 10 to 15 degrees below normal — with a low tonight of 32 degrees, Weather Service meteorologist Barry Pierce said.

Tuesday should be mostly sunny and dry but still colder than normal, with a high of 47 and a low of 32 degrees, Pierce said.

Temperatures are expected to work their way back into the upper 50s to 60s by the weekend.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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