Wind, dust advisories issued

Just when it seemed like the heat was here to stay, Mother Nature cold-shouldered Las Vegas on Monday.

Strong northern winds and sideways rain tore through the Las Vegas Valley, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a wind advisory. Clark County issued a dust advisory.

Sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph with scattered showers were felt throughout the day, with gusts blowing in excess of 50 mph.

One week after its slopes were closed for the season, Mount Charleston saw a little more than an inch of snow Monday.

Las Vegas wasn’t the only area affected by the storm system.

Parts of central and Northern Nevada saw as much as 3 inches of snow hit the ground, but most of it melted shortly after accumulating, the weather service said.

The storm is expected to clear about midnight, but strong winds and cooler temperatures will persist through today with the high expected to hover in the mid- to high 60s.

Reporter Rochel Leah Goldblatt contributed to this report. Contact reporter Colton Lochhead at or 702-383-0264.

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