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September 22, 2014

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Gusts up to 50 mph expected Saturday across Las Vegas Valley

Get ready for a breezy Saturday in Southern Nevada.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory in effect from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday for Clark County, including the Las Vegas Valley and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Barry Pierce, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Las Vegas office, said sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph could be expected throughout Saturday afternoon and evening, with gusts from 40 to 50 mph.

A separate wind advisory is in effect for the Spring Mountains, including Red Rock Canyon, from 1 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday. Wind gusts up to 55 mph are possible.

Pierce said the advisories were based on a strong trough now off the West Coast of the United States. It will carry a cold front into the area Saturday afternoon and night. Saturday’s high is expected to be in the mid-90s, but the high temperature forecast for Sunday is 83.

Forecasters said the wind Saturday could bring wide areas of blowing dust, and could make driving hazardous because of crosswinds.

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