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Watches & Warnings

High Wind Warning
Issued: 3:17 PM PST Feb. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect from 10 am Sunday to 4 am
PST Monday...

* timing... winds will increase late Sunday morning, peak Sunday
evening, and decrease early Monday morning.

* Winds... for the Las Vegas Valley, southwest winds 25 to 35 mph
with gusts 40 to 50 mph for most of the day. Sunday evening
could see gusts to 65 mph along the western and southern edges
of the valley. For the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon,
southwest winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts 55 to 70 mph.

* Impacts... strong winds will create hazardous driving
conditions due to gusty Crosswinds and areas of blowing dust.
Temporary structures and fences will be damaged or destroyed.
Loose or unsecured objects will be displaced. Power outages
will be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Use extreme caution if traveling across the Las Vegas Valley,
particularly along the western or southern edges or near Red Rock
Canyon on Sunday evening. Be prepared for sudden, strong
Crosswinds and areas of reduced visibility.

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