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Weather factors in Las Vegas for NYE fireworks display

Posted at 6:49 PM, Dec 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-31 21:53:35-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The weather is always a factor when it comes to firework displays, but this New Year's Eve the winds have crews attention.

Michael Mack, vice president of Las Vegas Events, told 13 Action News that Fireworks by Grucci has been coordinating fireworks for years and not once has there been a wind issue.

Scott Cooper, director of business development for Fireworks by Grucci, said they work with all authorities regarding the weather and his crews are aware of the wind restrictions set at 10 mph.

"We will monitor the winds closely between now and the stroke of midnight," Cooper said.

Clark County will ultimately make the call if the fireworks will be delayed or even canceled by checking each property's anemometer.

Of the seven properties, Fireworks by Grucci said they are finishing their final touches to bring in the year show.

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The National Weather Service said New Year's Eve could have wind gusts up to 20 mph.

13 First Alert Meteorologist Justin Bruce says temperatures will, be in the mid-30s at midnight and can feel like the upper 20s because of the wind.

"The wind whisks heat away from your body specifically from exposed skin like your face, neck, and hands. So, it's important to bundle up with a hat, gloves or scarf." Bruce said.