Windy evening ahead: Gusts reach 49 mph at Red Rock, 39 at airport
Southwest winds accelerated late Saturday morning across most of the Las Vegas Valley.
Updated March 4, 2023 - 5:42 pm
It’ a windy Saturday across the Las Vegas region.
Red Rock Canyon logged a gust of 49 mph at 3:39 p.m. while Harry Reid International Airport has seen gusts around 25-30 mph from late Saturday morning with a top speed of 39 mph at 3:10 p.m.
Saturday wind gusts could reach 70 mph in the Spring Mountains, according to the National Weather Service.
Gusty winds from the south or southwest will develop across much of the region this afternoon and evening. Gusts 40-50 mph will occur around the higher terrain and generally 30-40 mph elsewhere. #nvwx #cawx #azwx pic.twitter.com/f4rWDSLxh2
— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) March 4, 2023
Wind velocities should diminish Saturday night, but will increase Sunday.
A wind advisory runs from 10 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday and includes all communities in western Clark County and southern Nye County, the Spring Mountains and Las Vegas Valley.
Southwest winds of 35-45 mph with gusts to 70 mph are expected in the Spring Mountains. In Las Vegas, southwest winds of 25-35 with gusts to 50 mph are called for.
Hazardous travel conditions are expected for lightweight or high-profile vehicles. Downed tree limbs and power outages are possible.
Saturday was mostly sunny early before more clouds developed. The high reached 63.
⛄️ Make a snowman while you can! Sunny skies mean snow is already starting to melt away, especially in lower elevations. 🌞#NVwx #AZwx #CAwx pic.twitter.com/GrMkHZ7Qen
— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) March 2, 2023
After a morning low near 41, the Sunday high should be near 60.
In the central valley, wind speeds on Sunday should be 16-24 mph with gusts to 37 mph. Winds could be stronger at higher elevations.
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