LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Powerful winds will blow into the Las Vegas valley Monday morning. The High Wind Warning is in effect from 11 a.m. Monday to 3 a.m. Tuesday. The warning impacts a significant portion of southern Nevada.
Affected areas include the Spring Mountains, Red Rock Canyon, the Las Vegas Valley, southern Clark County, the town of Mt. Charleston, Henderson, Boulder City, Primm, and Searchlight.
Southwest winds from 35 to 45 mph with gusts as high as 50 to 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. Southwest winds from 25 to 35 mph with gusts from 40 to 55 mph are to be expected.
Here’s what to do to prepare:
- Secure loose outdoor items
- Bring in trash cans and lawn/patio furniture or secure them
- Drivers of high profile vehicles prepare for strong crosswinds
- Anchor down trampolines with sandbags (you can get them from 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 energize the ground up to 35 feet away.
- Never drive through downed power lines or through water that is in contact with them.
- If you see a downed power line, immediately notify local authorities.
- Never try to move a downed power line. Even using items that are typically not conductive will not prevent injury or death.