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High wind warning and air quality advisory issued for Las Vegas Valley

High wind warning and air quality advisory issued for Las Vegas Valley

CREATED Oct 28, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Monday's wind has been the topic of discussion for the past week now.

Action News has been monitoring a cold front and low pressure system since its early stages near the Bering Straits. Now that it's nearing the Southern Nevada area, our winds have begun to pick up significantly. The wind comes from the southwest and is feeding into the front and low pressure system.

Winds are expected to gust Monday between 40 and 70 miles her hour with sustained winds between 20 and 30 miles per hour.

Due to these high winds, a High Wind Warning and Wind Advisory have both been issued for southern Nevada until 8 p.m. Monday night.

On top of high winds, moisture is being fed into the system. This is allowing for partly cloudy skies Monday with a slight chance of rain to the Valley and a better chance for snowfall to the mountains.

Snow is expected to fall as low as 4,500 feet with 7,000 feet seeing the chance for snowfall between 1 and 3 inches.

Take caution while driving Monday into Tuesday afternoon on all roads. This front looks to pass within the next 36 hours. This means Halloween will be mostly sunny with light winds during the day and a chilly but clear night.

In addition, an air quality advisory has been issued by the Clark County Department of Air Quality.

At this time, unhealthy levels of dust are not occurring. If that changes, an alert will be posted on DAQ's forecast page.

The air quality advisory is in effect through Monday evening.

If anyone has photos or video of wind damage in Las Vegas, email them to iContribute@ktnv.com or email desk@ktnv.com about wind damage in your neighborhood.

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