Las Vegas To Break Record For Longest Rain Drought

High Winds Bring Fire Danger Warning As Well

Mitch Kelly
September 18, 2020 - 6:43 am
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Yes, Las Vegas is in a desert a desert and deserts are supposed to be dry.

Thing is, Las Vegas has never been THIS dry.

By the end of the day on Friday, Las Vegas will break a 61 year-old record for the longest string of consecutive days without any measurable precipitation.

McCarran Airport has received trace amounts of rain a couple of times, but the last measurable amount was recorded on April 20th, when .2 inches of rain fell. Remember that?

The new record breaks the old one that was set back in 1959.

The extended forecast shows that each subsequent day will add to the record, with sunny skies and slightly warmer than normal temperatures expected all next week.

In addition, windy conditions on Friday have southern Nevada under a Fire Weather Warning.