Planned power outage at Mount Charleston ‘highly likely’ Sunday

FILE: An NV Energy truck is parked outside of the Resort on Mount Charleston, on Thursday, May ...

NV Energy issued a warning Saturday to Mount Charleston area residents that a planned power outage is “highly likely” Sunday because of high fire danger.

The outage is formally known as a public safety outage management event, or PSOM, and it is expected to start at noon Sunday and continue until 9 a.m. Monday.

The outage pertains to customers in Kyle Canyon and the Angel Peak area.

Winds in the Mount Charleston area were gusting to 28 mph most of Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service issued a wind advisory for Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Southwest winds 20 to 30mph with gusts 40 to 50 mph are expected.

“NV Energy will continue to monitor fire weather conditions and will provide regular updates on the status of the outage,” NV Energy said.

The company’s outage map showed almost 100 percent reliability on Saturday afternoon as the region flirted with record temperatures. Only 62 people in all of NV Energy’s service area were without power at 3:30 p.m. as the temperature hit 108 degrees in Las Vegas.

National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Outler said the record high for June 11 is 109 degrees. There is a chance Las Vegas Valley temperatures could tie the record high, Outler said.

“The main concern for people is to limit time outdoors and stay hydrated,” Outler said.

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