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Rain officially reported in Las Vegas, halts record-breaking dry streak

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Posted at 5:55 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 22:59:32-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas officially recorded its first measurable rain on Thursday night to snap a record-breaking dry streak in the valley.

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas reported .03 inches of rain accumulated at McCarran International Airport just after 5:30 p.m.

The Las Vegas valley entered Thursday looking at 240 days in a row without measurable rain reported at McCarran Airport. A streak that shattered the old record of 150 days set in 1959.

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Locals shared their view of the showers moving through the valley Thursday.

Officials with the Spring Mountain National Recreation Area also said snow was expected in the mountains on Thursday but initial reports said it wouldn't be enough for winter activities such as sledding or snowshoeing.

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The rain continued to fall in parts of the valley throughout the evening with clouds clearing at about 8 p.m. The NWS Las Vegas reported McCarran officially received .04 inches of rain Thursday.

13 Action News meteorologist Dani Beckstrom shared the latest weather conditions while the showers were moving through Southern Nevada.

The sun is expected to return Friday with high temperatures in the 50s but with a cooler morning and breezy conditions throughout the day.