High wind warning issued in Las Vegas Valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A high wind watch over the weekend has been upgraded to a high wind warning, which occurs rarely, from 11:00 a.m. Monday to 3:00 a.m. Tuesday, which will include a warning of strong winds for some regions.

Areas affected include Spring Mountains, Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas Valley, Southern Clark County, City of Mt. Charleston, Henderson, Boulder City, Primm and Searchlight.

Southwesterly winds of 35-45 mph with gusts of 50-70 mph are to be expected.

A wind advisory will also be in effect from 11 a.m. Monday to 3 a.m. Tuesday in the Northwest Plateau, Northwest Deserts and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Southwesterly winds of 25-35 mph with gusts of 40-55 mph are to be expected.

Here’s what to do to prepare:

  • Secure loose outdoor items
  • Bring garbage cans and garden/patio furniture or secure them
  • Drivers of premium vehicles prepare for strong crosswinds
  • Anchor trampolines with sandbags (you can get them at hardware stores)
  • Follow the 8 News Now weather team on all social media platforms for continuous updates

NV Energy asks you to keep in mind:

  • Downed power lines can power the ground up to 35 feet away.
  • Never ride over downed power lines or over water in contact with them.
  • If you see a downed power line, notify local authorities immediately.
  • Never attempt to move a downed power line. Even the use of items that are generally non-conductive will not prevent injury or death.

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