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Lee Canyon gets a foot of snow for Easter; valley gets rain & chill

Updated March 31, 2024 - 8:14 am

Mother Nature is delivering another weekend winter punch despite April being just hours away.

Lee Canyon logged about 11 inches of snow by Saturday afternoon and was expecting another 2-4 inches during the evening. The resort has 204 inches for the year.

Rainfall covered all parts of the valley from west to east by Saturday at 9 p.m. Goodsprings at six-tenths of an inch topped all locations. Nearly four-tenths fell near Mount Charleston. Most parts of the valley received around a tenth of an inch or a bit less, according to Regional Flood Control gauges.

The temperature in the central valley reached 61 about 1 p.m. Saturday before falling to 50 at 3:25 p.m. By 7:30 it was 46 and on its way to a Sunday low around 40.

Winds gusted to 31 mph at Harry Reid International Airport on Saturday morning, but subsided during the afternoon.

Las Vegas Valley

Showers were a 30 percent probability Saturday night and Sunday.

The high will be around 62, more than a dozen degrees below normal. Winds could gust to 21 mph. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers Sunday night.

A sunny sky should return on Monday.

Lake Mead

A high near 74 is expected Friday, but windy conditions will prevail. Showers are a 60 to 70 percent probability Saturday before conditions clear Sunday with a high near 62. Showers are a 20 percent chance on Saturday evening.

Showers are possible Monday when a high around 67 is forecast.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com.

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