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interesting vegas weather

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From the items I am reading it is sounding like Vegas and surrounding areas are having some very challening weather right now. I read where area's around Mt. Charleston mayb be evacuated due to heavy snow and that Red Rock Canyon area drive has had to be closed down. From weather reports it looks like the area is getting damp so to speak. Does anyone have on site reports? I know it makes for ucky conditions, but in the long run the area really needs the rain/snow stuff...

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We just got back last night. It rained, and rained, and rained the whole time we were there from Dec. 19th thru 23rd. It finally stopped yesterday. They had an avalanche warning for Mtn. Charleston... people standed... no power... washout floods... state parks closed... real messy. We planned to drive into the mountains, but decided to stay put in town.

We still had a great time, but the rain kept a lot of people off the sidwalks and inside the casinos. Luckily, we had umbrellas, but didn't go out nearly as much as we would have normally. Still had a great time and actually won $ this trip.

I'll file a full TR later.

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I have been to Vegas during flash flood warning (and flash floods), spectacular thunderstormas and fierce hailstorms. I never let it affect my visit. I did as much during the rain/storms as I usually did when it was sunny. Do people stay in their houses all day when it rains at home?

What happens on Mt. Charleston is different from what happens on the strip. This is why people are warned to check weather conditions before heading for the mountains in the winter. The ski/snowboard resort has not been affected. There are different areas on the mountain. It is the residents who lost power and were asked to evaculate.

Also - when there are flash flood warnings- you shouldn't go into the desert. It looks like Red Rock Canyon will be open today- business as usual.


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If the harsh winter continues it will be interesting to see how much this helps the water issue in the area, I thought I read where lake mead was either at or nearing an all time low.

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There are no weather issues for the Strip (except for the IP garage, which was built on a flood channel, and which gets flooded every year) or for FSE. Buy a cheap slicker and umbrella and you'll be fine even if it rains while you are there.

The floods are in and below the mountains. Not anywhere near FSE or the Strip.

OK, MAYBE they will cancel various performances of the Siren show, the volcano, the fire dept spraying water in the NYNY harbor, and the spray paint artist won't be able to paint his pictures in the rain, but everything else will be normal.

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There have been a few weather/flood posts lately and in them some mentions of the only real thing to stay away from is the Imperial Palace garage during storms. In case anyone not familiar with the area thought it was just a joke, check out the video below. I know a few years ago I thought it was a joke until I saw it. lol




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Thats called the Flamingo Wash, it originates up at Red Rock Canyon park actually travels under the Coliseum at Caesars.

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Yesterday we drove to Death Valley via Pahrump. On the road you turn off the 160 on and go west towards the park, they had a sign up that said road closed at the stateline. We continued on along with a few others and eventually we did come to a flooded out part of the road. Managed to make it through but the water was quite high and still flowing though the surrounding ground was flat and level [no ditches etc].

Lots of water had pooled inside Death Valley which was odd to see but it also brought out a lot of greenery.

Today we were over at the Hoover Dam and it was perfect weather, nearly clear skies and warm-ish temperatures, no jacket needed, put it that way.


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this nov has been the coolest that i can recall for many a nov that we have been

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