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Windy?? Las Vegas

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by trellaine, Mar 29, 2014.

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  1. trellaine

    trellaine Low-Roller

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    I am suppose to come on a flight tonight in the midst of a weather warning for cross winds etc etc and god knows what else.

    Last time I came our flight stopped in Ontario, CA for an hour and a half then to Vegas.

    Question: is there generally inclement weather in the vegas area? Wind specifically.

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  2. Jimbo338

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    Inclement weather.....well it doesn't rain much but with the change in temps there is often a wind at night and when I go in feb or march it is a pretty chilly breeze so I always pack a baseball cap and knit cap. Temps now probably don't require something for warmth but a cap may be needed for your hair outside. I've never encountered snow or dust storms, but it can pour tho not for long periods of time.

    I know we had quite a tailwind one time landing in LV and I didn't think we would ever stop but usually no problem.

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  3. trellaine

    trellaine Low-Roller

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    Oh well just hope we make it on time and in one piece
     
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    Yes, you can get lots of wind in Las Vegas. I was there once when I had to really work to from MGM to PHo. And this was in May.

    My last trip in September, there was severe thunderstorms and the road to Mt. Charleston was partially washed out.

    Even in the best of weather, the approach to LAS can be very bumpy due to the thermals rising out of the Valley.

    The good news is that I have never heard of an airliner crashing there.

    So far.:wave:
     
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    I drove through a pretty bad sand storm last January when leaving vegas to cali. The sand pitted my windshield so bad, it had to be replaced. Visibility was about 2 or 3 car lengths, at the peak.
     
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    major winds storm coming tonight thru this weekend up to 40 to 50 mph winds . especialy hitting late tonight around 4am thru sunday and the early part of next week.

    its windy out:thumbsup:
     
  7. jackincols

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    Been to Vegas many times when it was very windy. This last Oct. we were at M, came out and had a helluva time getting to our car it was so windy.

    With Vegas sitting on the desert floor, kinda like in a bowl, those winds can really get nasty coming over the surrounding mountains. Even worse when the Santa Ana winds come in from the west.
     
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    I was there in March once when it was very windy, never left the hotel that day with all the dust and sand blowing around, visibility was severely limited. I can only assume that there were flight delays that day as well.
     
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    That's why McCarran has a cross-wind runway.
     
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    Two years living in Vegas and I swear there wasn't a day the wind wasn't blowing. With so much vacant desert land, boy does it kick up the dust. Maybe not as noticeable in the resort areas where everything is paved, but away from there, dust, dust, dust.
     
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  11. trellaine

    trellaine Low-Roller

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    Haha good to know thanks. See u soon.
     
  12. trellaine

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    Ohhh because that was part of the advisory. Strong x winds.

    X winds are at lower elevation?
     
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    Cross winds are at all altitudes, but pilots only care about them on take-off and landings.
     
  14. trellaine

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    Made it lol yay!

    I few spots were quite bumpy on decent. I noticed around 10,000ft.
     
  15. jackincols

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    Glad you made it safe and sound. Now, start having some fun.
     
  16. trellaine

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    Awww thanks for welcoming me jack :beer:
     
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    It was so windy the other day that I saw a chicken pointed the wrong direction -- she laid the same egg three times.
     
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