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November 22, 2014

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Las Vegas area sees first tornado in more than a decade

It was fleeting, lasting only about 30 seconds before disapp​earing. But it was the first tornado in Clark County since 2001.

The National Weather Service reported the tornado touched down about 12:40 p.m. Monday near U.S. 95 and the Nelson’s Landing turnoff, about 15 miles south of Boulder City. It was only on the ground for about 30 seconds, but it was strong enough to show up on radar, meteorologists said.

According to a tweet from the National Weather Service, the last tornado reported in Clark County was April 21, 2001.

Based on a preliminary analysis, the tornado was an EF0 — pretty weak in tornado terms, with gusts of 65 to 85 mph.

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