Sand Storm hits Las Vegas

Sand Storm hits Las Vegas

Las Vegas sand storm - New York New York, Las Vegas

I’m writing this from the comfort of the traditional British summer, with temperatures struggling to reach 20 degrees C, the worst flooding we’ve had in over 150 years, and the Sun last being seen back in April. Which, as coincidence would have it, was the last time I went to Vegas – and yes, it rained in Vegas while we had glorious sunshine in the UK!

Now that I’m back, though, the Vegas weather is reverting to type. No problems with water over there, but a real problem with sand. Just check out these pics taken by Roy Vegas of the sandstorm that hit on Friday July 27th 2007. Apparently it lasted for only half an hour, but it certainly was dramatic.

More pics after the jump.

Las Vegas sand storm
Las Vegas sand storm showing Las Vegas Mirage

[Source: RoyVegas]

2 Responses

  1. John Hewitt, CPP November 2, 2007 at 2:41 pm #

    I have been to Vegas several times but never saw the sand. I’ll say this if they get rain, don’t drive down by Harrahs, it always floods by their rear entrance.

  2. Shawn March 11, 2010 at 8:53 pm #

    I can not remember what month, day, or year it was because my husband and I come to Vegas sooooo much that I have lost count, but on one of our visits we had to run in one of the stores for cover because a nice evening stroll quickly turned into a duck for cover from….. SAND!! It caought us totally by surprise. It was the last thing we were expecting and no one ever told us anything about sandstorms. Being from Florida the most we worry about is Tornadoes and Hurricanes. I had just gotten my hair done just for our vacation just to have it full of sand, but I managed to get most of it out and enjoy the rest of our trip.

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