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Another February storm sends rain, snow to Las Vegas area

Updated February 20, 2024 - 7:01 pm

Light rain fell on large sections of the valley Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, most rain gauges across the valley showed some precipitation with up to .55 of an inch near Mount Charleston since midnight.

Higher up, snow started in the middle of the night, and 3 to 5 inches was expected in elevations between 7,000 and 8,000 feet with 5-10 inches between 8,000 and 9,000 feet and higher amounts near the peaks.

Lee Canyon, which was struck by an avalanche earlier this month, had reported 7 inches of snow from the storm. Total snowfall this year has reached 150 inches.

A winter weather advisory was issued for the Spring Mountains and the Sheep Range.

The Scenic Loop drive at Red Rock Canyon closed in the afternoon, but the visitors center stayed open to 4:30 p.m.

Further rain, but likely to a lesser degree, is forecast Wednesday for the valley before two to three days of clear conditions, meteorologist Dan Berc said.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com. Follow @VegasMarvRJ on X.

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