Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Lake Mead area

Updated July 18, 2017 - 6:19 pm

The severe thunderstorm warning the National Weather Service issued for the Lake Mead area expired at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The storm was over Calville Bay on Lake Mead and heading north toward Echo Bay and Valley of Fire State Park, meteorologist Alex Boothe said.

Winds of 52 mph were reported by Boulder Beach, the weather service said.

Power lines were down at Cottonwood Cove, just east of Searchlight, Lake Mead National Recreation Area spokeswoman Christie Vanover said.No other damage or injuries were reported, Vanover said.

Estimates of how much rain fell were unavailable.

Contact Bianca Cseke at or 702-383-0381. Follow @biancacseke1 on Twitter.

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