Rain in Las Vegas – a Free Tourist Attraction ;)

Does it rain in Las Vegas? What a question! Of course it doesn’t but…

Rain in Las Vegas is a total event… and it’s FREE ;)

I took my photo in a light rain that just happened one day in the summer of 2014. When it started we were about to take the monorail at Luxor hotel. We didn’t even bother to rush under a shelter because it seemed too unlikely to be true.

Raining in Las vegas

A little later it intensified, and it lasted about one hour. It was fantastic and unexpected to us!

Flooding in Las Vegas

However, all that was nothing compared to what it’s really like when you have two inches of rain in the Nevada desert. When that happens it’s quite a show. It can look like in this video:


When people say it doesn’t rain in vegas…⚡️

Posted by William Reynolds on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Is it not amazing?

I heard that because the ground is so dry, the water just runs wherever there is a low spot and it cannot be stopped. Below is a snippet from video from the local forecast from October 17 2015.

Flooding of streets and freeways were reported across much of the area, as well as dozens of car crashes that slowed down the commute.

In addition, at that the weather was so weird that even some snow was reported at  higher elevations like Mt. Charleston area, which is quite close to the city. Well, in Las Vegas you should always be prepared for the “Unexpected” – right?

As per my husband and I, this summer rain was a great opportunity to visit the famous Las Vegas Luxor hotel and casino – click the link to see some of the photos I took.

** Just to let you now, flooding however happens in Las Vegas, especially in the Monsoon season, which occurs in the summertime. Not always, but it can happen.

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