Saturday, February 16, 2008

Severe in Las Vegas?

In view of my impending trip to Las Vegas I've been checking out the weather reports and forecasts at Weather Underground. Noticing that there was a severe weather report, I took a look - and found these delights:

Local Storm Report

02/13/2008 0700 PM

North Las Vegas, Clark County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by County official.


Public works dept reports 5 street light poles down, 8
stop signs blown over, 3 intersection traffic lights
blown down.


02/13/2008 0700 PM

Las Vegas (downtowlefield, Clark County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m67.00 mph, reported by unknown.


At McCarran International Airport visibility was down to 4
miles in blowing dust and a port-a-potty blew across
runway 25... damaging Airport lights and a vehicle.


02/13/2008 0700 PM

North Las Vegas, Clark County.

Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by broadcast media.


Mobile home blown into a neighboring house


And on a completely different tack, a question: What's with all the blue lights on the blocks of flats to the south of the M8 as you leave the Kingston Bridge area, heading west? Is it merely a design thing? Or is it to stop the denizens from shooting up in the area round the foot of the blocks? I just wondered ...

1 comment:

  1. I think it's meant to be artistic and colourful. Blue lights never stopped any Misuser I've ever met!

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