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August 18, 2018

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How this summer's extreme weather has hampered region's outdoor recreation
How this summer's extreme weather has hampered region's outdoor recreation
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
The weather has hindered outdoor recreation, whether that’s forcing residents to find inside entertainment options during the 100-plus degree Southern Nevada summer, or ...
Forecasters warn of excessive heat in Las Vegas
Monday, August 6, 2018
Weather forecasters are warning of excessive heat this week in parts of Nevada, Arizona and California. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for ...
Las Vegas will be under excessive heat watch Monday-Wednesday
Las Vegas will be under excessive heat watch Monday-Wednesday
Saturday, August 4, 2018
An excessive heat watch issued by the National Weather Service from Monday morning through Wednesday evening includes parts of ...
Las Vegas remains under excessive heat warning
Las Vegas remains under excessive heat warning
Friday, July 27, 2018
An excessive heating warning for dangerously hot temperatures remains in effect through Saturday evening for Las Vegas and some other areas of ...
5 ways to keep cities cooler during heat waves
5 ways to keep cities cooler during heat waves
Friday, July 27, 2018
Cities can be miserable during heat waves. All that concrete and asphalt soaks up the sun’s rays, pushing temperatures up even higher. Tall buildings can block cooling breezes. Exhaust from cars and air conditioners …
Extreme heat to remain in valley through Friday
Extreme heat to remain in valley through Friday
Thursday, July 26, 2018
The Las Vegas area will continue to be extremely hot through at least Friday. The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has extended an excessive heat warning through Friday, when ...
Extreme heat sizzles across the the Southwest
Extreme heat sizzles across the the Southwest
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Extreme heat sizzled across the U.S. Southwest again on Wednesday after ramping up electricity use so much in the Phoenix area that a major utility broke ...
Henderson officials calculating damage from microburst storm
Henderson officials calculating damage from microburst storm
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
A microburst thunderstorm that blasted through Henderson last week left a mess of damage in its wake. The storm mainly hit ...
Las Vegas could see hottest day of the year
Las Vegas could see hottest day of the year
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
The Las Vegas area could see its hottest day of the year this week as a heat wave stretching across the U.S. Southwest brings dangerously high temperatures. An excessive heat warning from the ...
Photo: Taylor Jeremiah cools off while walking through a
Southwest swelters with temperatures up to 120 degrees
Monday, July 23, 2018
Temperatures approached 120 degrees in parts of the U.S. Southwest on Monday, and forecasters said this week could bring the region's hottest weather of the year. Forecasters extended excessive heat warnings into Nevada ...
Downed power lines from storm close part of Boulder Highway
Downed power lines from storm close part of Boulder Highway
Friday, July 20, 2018
Authorities are cleaning up downed power lines strewn across a southern Nevada road after a thunderstorm brought high winds to the area Thursday night. The Nevada ...
Henderson hit hardest in afternoon storm
Henderson hit hardest in afternoon storm
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Heavy rain triggered a flash flood warning for southwest Clark County, according to the National Weather Service. Flooding closed some major roads and the storm delayed flights into and ...
Health District: Spike in heat-related deaths last year
Friday, July 6, 2018
Las Vegas-area health officials say there was a spike in heat-related deaths last year. The Southern Nevada Health District says there were 123 heat-related deaths in ...
Lake Tahoe records greatest March snow recovery in 27 years
Lake Tahoe records greatest March snow recovery in 27 years
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Officials say Lake Tahoe is holding enough water to supply Reno for as many as three years. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Reno Chief Deputy Water Master Dave Wathen said Monday Lake Tahoe is within about a foot of its ...
Photo: In this Feb. 1, 2018, photo, Frank Gehrke, right,
Study: Snowpack has declined dramatically across U.S. West
Friday, March 2, 2018
Scientists in Oregon and California have found dramatically declining snowpack across the American West over the past six decades, according to a study published today. The study led by scientists from Oregon State University and the University of California, Los Angeles found drops in snow measurements at ...