Las Vegas Sun

September 21, 2014

Currently: 75° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

weather:

Storms hit Las Vegas for a second consecutive night

Image

Steve Marcus

Lightning strikes by the Mandalay Bay and Luxor casinos as a thunderstorm moves through Las Vegas Saturday, July 20, 2013.

Thunderstorm Sweeps Valley

Lightning strikes south of McCarran International Airport as a storm makes its way across the Las Vegas Valley Friday, July 19, 2013. Launch slideshow »

Thunderstorms packing high winds and heavy lightning blew through Las Vegas on Saturday for a second consecutive evening, prompting a severe weather alert.

Saturday’s storms hit about 9:30 p.m., leading the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning for the valley. The warning expired at 11:15 p.m.

The storms dropped rain and produced high winds and lightning. But Las Vegas Fire & Rescue reported shortly after 10:30 p.m. that it had received no weather-related emergency calls.

In contrast, Friday’s storms displaced dozens of residents, snapped a number of trees, triggered a lightning-sparked residential fire and caused water to pour into at least two Strip properties — Caesars Palace’s casino area and Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que at Treasure Island.

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy