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Las Vegas airport records 1st rain since March as valley gets wet

Updated July 14, 2022 - 9:50 pm

Boulder City and Primm received the most rain from a widespread monsoon storm Thursday that dropped precipitation on most past of the Las Vegas region.

A mountainside just north of Boulder City received 0.91 of an inch of rain from one of the first storm cells.

A gauge northwest of Primm recorded .67 of an inch while another northeast of the border town logged 0.87 of an inch.

The storm was the first valley rainfall since late March.

Harry Reid International Airport received .01 of rain by Thursday evening, its first measurable precipitation in 108 days — and only the third day of rain at the airport this year.

Nearly a half-inch of rain — 0.47 of an inch — fell on Sunrise Mountain in the east valley. The Arroyo Grande Sports Complex in Henderson received .20 of an inch. The Clark County Museum in far east Henderson recorded .16 of an inch, according to Regional Flood Control gauges. A gauge near Green Valley showed .31 of an inch. South Point received 0.39 of an inch. A gauge near Jean showed .31 of an inch.

As of early Thursday evening, Spring Valley gauges showed .24 of an inch and .20 of an inch while Floyd Lamb State Park in the northwest received .12 of an inch. A gauge near Caesars Palace recorded .04 of an inch.

Chance of rain Friday

After a Friday morning low near 87, the high will be around 107, with a 20 percent chance of showers and storms after noon.

“It will be one of those hit or miss things, depending exactly on where the storms pop up,” meteorologist Ashley Nickerson said Wednesday. “The chance is about 20 percent each day. It’s best to keep up and watch your outdoor plans each day.”

The storm conditions could shift more back to the east next week, Nickerson said.

Overnight lows in the upper 80s are forecast through the weekend, well above the normal overnight low of 82 this time of summer.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com. Follow @Marv_in_Vegas on Twitter.

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