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.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 248034131 -
Gray Television, Inc.