A Winter Storm Is Expected To Hit Nevada Next Week

Matt Lillywhite

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The National Weather Service is expecting a winter storm to bring snow and hazardous driving conditions to many regions of Nevada next week. "Another winter storm is expected early next week. Several ingredients appear to be lining up for widespread precipitation on Tuesday."

A winter storm warning has been issued for Esmeralda and Central Nye County, Lincoln County, Sheep Range, and Spring Mountains-Red Rock Canyon. Heavy snow is expected above 5000 feet, and strong wind gusts are possible. Therefore, you should practice caution while driving in hazardous conditions due to low visibility and slippery roads. The winter storm warning for those areas of Nevada is expected to expire in the early hours of Wednesday morning, per the National Weather Service.

Down on the Las Vegas strip, snow isn't expected next week. But as you can see from the map below, Las Vegas may experience rain on Tuesday:

Since hazardous weather conditions are expected in many regions of Nevada, you should only travel in adverse weather if necessary. It's also a good idea to allow more time to safely reach your destination as you might have to drive slower than usual. According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, you should have the following items in your vehicle that can be used in the event of an emergency:

  • Tire chains
  • Flashlight
  • Spare batteries
  • Ice scraper
  • Cell phone for emergency communication
  • Snow shovel
  • Jumper cables
  • Battery-operated radio
  • Matches or a lighter
  • Small bag of sand for wheel traction
  • Extra winter clothes to stay warm
  • Blanket or sleeping bag
  • Water and non-perishable foods
  • First aid supplies and prescription medication
  • Map for navigation if you need to take a detour

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