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Old 08-27-2010, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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wish it woulda done mine...I'm getting tired of the same ol spots for 5 years.
You could park next to the lawn sprinklers.
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Yesterday was very disappointing after starting out looking like some pretty formidable thunderheads moving in (they came from all mountains, but over the Spring Mtns was looking really good for my area near Centennial Hills/Sun City).

Particularly with what those low pressure systems do to my sinuses, I like to at least get enough rain to settle the dust. In that sense, I've been jonesing for my prior climate of Northern New Mexico all summer. I guess I'm now enough of a Vegas local to celebrate getting rained on, but still enough of a Vegas newbie to actually expect the clouds to put out for more than five minutes.
I've been missing the NM weather for several years too.

My Dad used to say that he could tell that it was going to rain because his bones would ache. I had humidity headaches just about everyday of my life in West by god Virginia. The day I got here they went away ...until recently. I don't get bad headaches, but my nose knows when we get a little rise. It's nothing like the 100% days we had on our vacation though. Shouldn't a person be drowning in 100% humidity? I mean, isn't that like being under water?
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Old 08-28-2010, 12:33 AM
 
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We had a nice mini rain this evening. This monsoon season has blown chunks.
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Old 08-28-2010, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Personally I prefer if it not rain. And if it does...I prefer that it be at a time when I do not have to be out driving. Being from a state that recieves rain on a daily basis, I dont miss the rain one bit

It actually makes me a bit homesick....seeing stormy darkness on one end of the sky and bright sunshine on the other, Orlando is like that in the summer with its scattered thunderstorms
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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plus in Fla, the rain washes th eoil off the streets regularily...here it might build up for 3-4 YEARS before it gets hosed down....BOY is it slick for firts few minutes of a light rain
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Rain anywhere is inevitable dynimage, I've already said before my car has poor traction on wet roads. I had trouble driving on FL's wet roads which like you said get cleaned on a regular basis

If it rains here, Im just not going to drive, and if I absolutely HAVE to, I wont hit the freeways. People in this town are too trigger happy with their brake pedals, and in the slick conditions that may occur here, I'd probably rear end somebody again

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Old 08-28-2010, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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Here's one for you Davie. I remember once a huge downpour, in the fall, and was approaching the intersection of W.Sahara/Ft.Apache and a car in the left turn lane going north and turning west went through too fast for wet conditions. His SUV came flying through the light, hit that dip too fast and hard, spun around in a few circles before he could control it, and finally got it right again and continued on his way. Everyone at the light just watched in awe and didn't go until it was over. It almost seemed like it was all slow motion. I thought for sure he would hit the median, bounce off that and hit a light pole or something, maybe flip, but he didn't.
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I've been missing the NM weather for several years too.

My Dad used to say that he could tell that it was going to rain because his bones would ache. I had humidity headaches just about everyday of my life in West by god Virginia. The day I got here they went away ...until recently. I don't get bad headaches, but my nose knows when we get a little rise. It's nothing like the 100% days we had on our vacation though. Shouldn't a person be drowning in 100% humidity? I mean, isn't that like being under water?
That's what I would've figured about 100% humidity. And I'm sure you noticed there were a couple humid spurts here recently, relatively speaking. Reminds me of last year (or two years ago?) when Hurricane Ike hurled a bunch of tropical storm from Texas to New Mexico. Ruidoso flooded and a big blanket of fog just rolled over Sandia into the desert. When I walked out my door that next morning, I could've sworn I was in Austin.

Talking about feeling the weather, one thing is a rough adjustment for me. After all the mountainous places I've lived it sure isn't any fun being on the second floor in a large, remote room and trying to sleep with the thermostat on 78.

Oh well, open window season is on its way soon enough, and even this coming week is going to give us a break on the 80+ nights.
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:45 PM
 
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I was in Vegas about two weeks ago, on vacation from Orlando. It was my first time seeing rain in Vegas. I was actually super excited, felt like I was lucky to finally be in town on a day when it got a light sprinkle.

Like others have said, definately a HUGE difference from Florida.
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:18 AM
 
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Light sprinkles last night around tropicana and pecos. Great cool weather tonight. According to the "Weather man" it's going to cool down even more soon. Maybe even up to 20 degrees.
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