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Wind gusts reach 48 mph during Friday storm outflow

Updated May 19, 2023 - 6:53 pm

Strong wind gusts blew through the Las Vegas Valley shortly before 6 p.m. Friday, says the National Weather Service.

The winds, clocked up to 48 mph, were from an outflow of a storm near Indians Springs, said meteorologist Ashley Nickerson.

At 5:15 p.m. the weather service tweeted that winds around 40 mph were expected to push through Las Vegas toward the Strip by 5:30 to 5:45 p.m. and reach Henderson by 6 p.m.

Afterward, North Las Vegas Airport showed a top gust of 48 mph at 5:53 p.m. while Harry Reid International Airport had a gust of 38 mph at 5:56 p.m.

“There are some storms over Lake Mead at Calville Bay and some to north that could produce storms and outflow gusts.

“Some are possible over the next 2 to 3 hours, but after that it should calm down,” Nickerson said. “Any maybe we’ll do it all again tomorrow.”

Blowing debris and dusty conditions were possibly creating hazardous driving conditions.

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

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