Winter storm brings rain to Las Vegas valley, snow to surrounding mountains

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Pacific storm is bringing rain showers to the Las Vegas valley and keeping temperatures cool and will continue to do so through Monday night into Tuesday morning. Rain totals are expected to be less than a half-inch, according to the National Weather Service in Las Vegas.

The low-hanging clouds and poor visibility produced by the storm have been enough to cause numerous flight delays at Harry Reid International Airport on Monday.

Weather, low visibility causes cancellations, delays at Las Vegas airport

<em>Fog and rain were seen across the Las Vegas Boulevard skyline on Jan. 22, 2024. (KLAS)</em>
Fog and rain were seen across the Las Vegas Boulevard skyline on Jan. 22, 2024. (KLAS)

There are severe winter storm warnings for the Spring Mountains, Red Rock Canyon, and the Sheep Mountains. The National Weather Service reports heavy snow is expected above 7,000 feet. The heaviest and densest snow is expected to fall Monday into Tuesday morning. Travel in some areas is considered hazardous.

<em>Skiers and snowboarders enjoy the fresh snow at Lee Canyon on Jan. 22, 2024. (Credit: Lee Canyon Web Cam)</em>
Skiers and snowboarders enjoy the fresh snow at Lee Canyon on Jan. 22, 2024. (Credit: Lee Canyon Web Cam)

Lee Canyon is reporting snow flurries and at least 1″ of fresh snow at the base in the past 24 hours. So far, the season total is at 35″, and four of their five lifts are open. People heading up to the resort are urged to be prepared for winter driving conditions. You can get the latest Lee Canyon road reports at this link or call 511 for all Nevada roads.

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