Does it rain in Las Vegas? What a question! Of course it doesn’t unless…
Is it not amazing?
Hmm, I took my photo in a light rain that just happened one day in the summer of 2014. When it started we were about to take the monorail at Luxor and we didn’t even bother to rush under a shelter because it seemed too unlikely to be true. A little later it intensified, and it lasted about one hour. It was fantastic and almost incredible! However, all that was nothing compared to what it’s really like when you have two inches of rain in the Nevada desert.
I heard that because the ground is so dry, the water just runs wherever there is a low spot and it cannot be stopped. You can see what happens in this other video from the FOX 5 local forecast from October 17 2015.
Flooding of streets and freeways were reported across much of the area, as well as dozens of car crashes that slowed down the commute.
Imagine that the weather was so weird that even some snow was reported at higher elevations in the Spring Mountain area, which is quite close to the city.
Well, in Las Vegas you should always be prepared for the “unexpected” – right?
As per my husband and I, this summer rain was a great opportunity to visit the famous Las Vegas Luxor hotel and casino – click the link to see some of the photos I took.