Mount Charleston saw a rare may snowfall on Tuesday, as lightning flashed and thunderstorms pelted parts of the Las Vegas Valley.
A thunderstorm hit northwest Las Vegas. This is what the weather looked like near the 215 Beltway and U.S. 95 North.
A high-wind warning issued by the National Weather Service will remain in effect until 5 p.m. The strongest winds Wednesday night into Thursday morning were measured at over 60 mph in Summerlin, the National Weather Service said. Wind speeds topped out at 41 mph at McCarran International Airport. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
A drizzly Thursday could drop as much as a quarter-inch of rain on the Las Vegas Valley. Chances of rain will be between 60 and 70 percent for most of the day before diminishing at night. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Commuters talk about today’s heavy wind (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Snowing In Las Vegas
Snowing In Las Vegas
Almost half an inch of rain fell over the Las Vegas Valley overnight, according to the National Weather Service. The valley’s record-breaking 116-day dry streak ended Monday, with 0.14 inches of rain before midnight. The valley saw another 0.35 inches of rain between midnight and 6 a.m. Tuesday, the weather service said.
What you need to know about the northeast’s ‘bomb cyclone’ If you live on the East Coast you are probably feeling the effects of a massive winter storm that is being labeled as a ‘Bomb Cyclone.’ What is it exactly? A bomb cyclone is formed when the air pressure at the center of a storm drops very rapidly. The lower the pressure,
the stronger the storm. The barometric pressure must drop by at least 24 millibars in 24 hours for a storm to be called a bomb cyclone. The ‘bomb’ verbiage originates from the term ‘Bombogenesis,’ which is the technical term that the meteorologists use to define the cyclone. Bomb cyclones can carry hurricane-force winds
and cause heavy snow.
Heavy wind created a havoc in Las Vegas (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal)