September 2, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Planes at McCarran International Airport have changed their takeoff patterns to compensate for heavy winds whipping through southern Nevada.
Airport spokesman Chris Jones says jets are adjusting Monday to keep their noses into the wind, although he says no flights have been delayed due to the weather.
The National Weather Service warns of gusts reaching 80 mph Monday in the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon, and gusts of 60 mph in western parts of the Las Vegas valley.
Weather service officials say a strong Pacific storm is dropping down into the Great Basin and bringing high downslope winds to the eastern Sierra slopes.
Clark County officials issued a dust advisory that will remain in effect through Monday evening.