Weather Service: Rain in Vegas Breaks 85-Day Spell

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A wet Pacific storm has reached Las Vegas, breaking an 85-day spell without official measurable rainfall.

National Weather Service meteorologist Stan Czyzyk said Friday that less than two-tenths of an inch of measurable rain at McCarran International Airport breaks a dry spell stretching back to Dec. 4.

Czyzyk notes there were two days with traces of rain during that period - on Jan. 31 and Feb. 6.

Lower parts of the Spring Mountains and Mount Charleston got more than an inch of rain on Friday, and at least a foot of snow was reported in higher elevations.

The Nevada Highway Patrol and Las Vegas police say roads are wet and slippery conditions are contributing to fender-benders.

But officials aren't reporting serious traffic accidents, flooding, mudslides or power outages.


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