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March 25, 2023

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Weather service: High winds expected Sunday in Las Vegas

High Winds

Leila Navidi

Winds of 30-40 mph with gusts of up to 65 mph blow palms trees and debris on Flamingo Road near the intersection of Arville Street in Las Vegas on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.

Winds with gusts up to 45 miles per hour will sweep through the Las Vegas Valley on Sunday, potentially causing power outages or unsecured objects to blow away, according to the National Weather Service.

An incoming system will bring winds to the region beginning Sunday morning, and the National Weather Service has issued an advisory for portions of Clark and Nye counties and San Bernardino County, Calif.

“Gusty southwest winds are expected Sunday, followed by gusty north winds Monday,” the National Weather Service’s Las Vegas office said in a social media post. “Be sure to secure loose items, such as trash cans. Hazardous crosswinds and blowing dust will be possible, so use caution if traveling.”

Sunday will bring sudden and dangerous crosswinds, with dust and debris such as outdoor furniture or trash cans liable to blow away and dangerous waves and hazardous boating conditions in the area, the National Weather Service forecasted on its website.

The strongest of the winds in Las Vegas are expected to hit in the west valley, past Rainbow Boulevard, the service reported. The advisory recommended that people use extra caution when driving, especially high-profile vehicles, and secure any outdoor objects.

The advisory, in effect 1 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, says the southwest winds traveling at 20 to 30 miles per hour will also affect Pahrump, Indian Springs, Desert Rock, Amargosa Valley, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Primm, Searchlight and Cal-Nev-Ari.