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June 28, 2017

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Sudden blow: Despite major wind events, speeds down on average this year
Sudden blow: Despite major wind events, speeds down on average this year
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
March through June is the Las Vegas Valley’s windiest period of the year, as the desert moves from its mildly chilly winter weather into its blistering hot summer climate, a National Weather Service meteorologist said. If the valley feels especially windy, that’s just because we are winding down the naturally windiest time of the year here. On average, this year is no windier than any other year. ...
Excessive heat contributes to 4 deaths in Southern Nevada
Excessive heat contributes to 4 deaths in Southern Nevada
Thursday, June 22, 2017
The Clark County Coroner's Office has confirmed that the excessive heat affecting the area has contributed to the deaths of four people since Saturday. The coroner's office today said several more people have died during the same period but it hasn't been determined whether the heat was a contributing factor. The scorching heat ...
Photo: An American Airlines passenger jet takes off from
Science Says: Why some airplanes don't fly in high heat
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
When it comes to getting airplanes off the ground in broiling weather, it's not the heat or the humidity. It's the air density ...
It's a record: Vegas hits 117 degrees for the fourth time since 1942
It's a record: Vegas hits 117 degrees for the fourth time since 1942
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Temperatures reached 117 degrees in the Las Vegas Valley this afternoon, marking the fourth occasion this ...
Las Vegas joins region in prepping for extreme temps: Water, water, more water
Las Vegas joins region in prepping for extreme temps: Water, water, more water
Saturday, June 17, 2017
When bracing for 120 degrees, it's all about the water. Drinking it, splashing in it to stay cool, and drinking it some more. A lot more. That's what officials were urging ...
Las Vegas braces for 1st major heat wave of the season
Las Vegas braces for 1st major heat wave of the season
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Las Vegas is bracing itself for the first major heat wave of the season. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning in effect from ...
Blistering days ahead prompt heat watch, tips for staying safe
Blistering days ahead prompt heat watch, tips for staying safe
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
With temperatures creeping up a few degrees every day this week until they swelter into the 110-plus range over the weekend, officials have offered safety guidelines so people, pets and property can survive this ...
Rain expected today in Las Vegas
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
The Las Vegas Valley could get hit with rain showers in the late afternoon and evening ...
Dust advisory in effect through this evening
Thursday, April 13, 2017
The Clark County Department of Air Quality has issued a dust advisory through this evening because of strong winds. Dust can aggravate respiratory diseases, and during windy conditions people with ...
Photo: Winds blow at the hair (and fur) of Claudia Khol o
Projected gusts up to 45 mph prompt wind advisory
Friday, April 7, 2017
April showers are expected in this early spring storm striking across parts of Nevada. The National Weather Service has issued wind advisories in both the Las Vegas and ...
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Mojave Max the tortoise seen outside burrow in sign of spring
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Local officials say they see a sign of spring in southern Nevada with the emergence of a desert tortoise from a winter form of hibernation in an enclosure at ...
Storm pummels Las Vegas Valley with rain, wind, hail
Storm pummels Las Vegas Valley with rain, wind, hail
Monday, April 3, 2017
A fast-moving storm packing strong winds and hail swept across the Las Vegas Valley this afternoon. The storm rolled in about 1 p.m. and was expected to stick around until about 3 or 4 p.m., according to ...
Some Las Vegas casinos damaged during wind storm
Some Las Vegas casinos damaged during wind storm
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Some Las Vegas area casinos are reporting minor damage the morning after a dusty storm swept through the region with howling winds topping 70 mph. An MGM Resorts International official said ...
Strong winds take down power poles, knock out power
Strong winds take down power poles, knock out power
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Thousands of people in Southern Nevada were without power Sunday afternoon as the valley was battered with nearly gale-force winds. And Heavy traffic was reported on Flamingo in both directions around the Koval intersection ...
Windy weekend in store for Las Vegas
Windy weekend in store for Las Vegas
Saturday, March 4, 2017
A high wind warning will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday with winds between 30-40 miles per hour and gusts as high as 60 miles per hour, the weather service said. ...