Strong Winds Knock Out Power, Delay Flights

Wind Advisory Remains In Effect for Most Of Monday

Mitch Kelly
February 03, 2020 - 5:56 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - High winds from a cold front settled into the Valley on Sunday afternoon and stayed all night, knocking out power to thousands and causing delays out at McCarran Airport.

The winds weren't unexpected, as there was a High Wind Warning in effect on Sunday. Though winds will be lessening, there's still a Wind Advisory in place until 6pm on Monday. Winds will be blowing out of the northwest at 25-35 miles per hour, with gusts to 50 miles per hour at times.

Mt Charleston saw their power knocked out on Sunday afternoon.

Close to 7,000 NV Energy customers lost power as well, mainlyon the east side around Boulder Highway and Flamingo, and in the central Valley around Washington and Michael Way.

Some flights at McCarran Airport were affetcted, but most of the delays were moderate. No flights were canceled due to the high winds.

After Monday, conditions are shouild quiet down. Temperatures aren't expected to get out of the 40s Monday and Tuesday, then we'll see a warming trend heading into next weekend.