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Storms Bring Rain and Hail to Southern Nevada

Summerlin resident Mike Silivia caught Sunday's hail storm on camera. 

The thunderstorm caused some flooding, power outages and downed trees, but no major damage was reported.

Mojave Max Watch Begins

Mojave Max Watch Begins

 

While most everyone around the country will have their eyes on the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania on Saturday, people in southern Nevada will be watching for Mojave Max.

Mojave Max is the desert tortoise that is currently in brumation, which is a reptile’s version of hibernation. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Saturday, the public is invited to visit the desert tortoise habitat at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor’s Center to see a special display devoted to the southern Nevada native.

People can also sign up to predict the time and date that Mojave Max will emerge from his burrow, which is a more accurate predictor of spring in southern Nevada than the groundhog in Pennsylvania. Max only comes out when there is enough daylight and the weather is warm enough.

Try to Brrrrr-eak Par on This Hole

Try to Brrrrr-eak Par on This Hole

This might be the hardest green in all of southern Nevada.

Sent to us by SK+G, this picture shows the second hole at Golf Summerlin’s Highland Falls Golf Course sufffering from the deep freeze gripping the Las Vegas valley over the past few days.

Temperatures are expected the rise throughout the week, with highs approaching 60 degrees by the weekend.

Clouds Obscure Mountain Views

Clouds Obscure Mountain Views

A winter storm warning went into effect for southern Nevada mountains at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Forecasters are expecting between 6 and 12 inches of snow for Mt. Charleston. Sherry Swensk with 8 News NOW also says southern Nevada could be in for "thundersnow." It is a weather phenomenon where thunder is accompanied by snow, not rain. 

PHOTO: Storm Clouds Gather at Red Rock

PHOTO: Storm Clouds Gather at Red Rock

8 News NOW viewer Sue Thompson sent in this impressive photograph of storm clouds gathering Monday afternoon in the Red Rock National Conservation Area. The storm brought high winds and overnight rain to southern Nevada.