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Local residents, tourists react to strong winds blowing through Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — With wind gusts reaching shut to 60 mph in some components of the valley Monday, NV Energy was ready in case of outages.

8 News Now spoke to native residents and tourists who have been all in good spirits concerning the excessive winds on Monday, and all of them have been shocked on the strong gusts, however didn’t let it maintain them from having a superb time in Las Vegas.

“Very surprised,” mentioned Wales customer Ian Evans. “I was expecting it to be melting hot to be honest, but the breeze is brilliant to me, I’m happy.”

A excessive wind warning was in impact Monday all through the valley for gusts up to 70 mph. While many areas of city noticed 40 to 50 mph winds, it didn’t cease tourists on the fabulous Las Vegas signal from stepping out, though it may need barely modified plans.

“I came from a weather advisory in California as half of our power was out in town, so I was expecting to come to sun,” mentioned California customer Jenna Redman.

“We are actually really disappointed in this weather, because we came to take pictures at the desert and we had to switch the location, because it was dangerous.,” mentioned Colorado customer Kara Tabita.

Lines weren’t as lengthy on the signal due to the extreme winds and dirt within the air.

“This is the first time I’ve seen it so bad, because sometimes you feel it at night and that’s no problem, but when you feel it during the day like right now, I better stay in the car for a while,” an area resident mentioned.

Scott Kaufmann with NV Energy shared that the company deliberate accordingly in preparation for the strong winds.

“We’ve got crews that are holding over and staying late today and we are doubling up on some of our trouble shooter assignments out in the field, so if something were to happen we can get out there and respond as quickly as we can,” he mentioned.

As for outages, NV Energy didn’t see any main areas hit by the strong winds. Gusts are anticipated to proceed for a pair extra hours and may settle by early Tuesday morning.

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