Winter dry spell in Las Vegas breaks a record

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Updated: 1/22 6:18 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It hasn't rained in the Las Vegas Valley in an awfully long time.

Wednesday was the region's 48th consecutive day of dry, if not especially chilly, winter weather. That broke a 53 year-old record.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the record was set during the winter of 1961, when the metropolitan area went without rain for 47 days.

National Weather Service meteorologist Barry Pierce says no precipitation is expected during the next week.

The valley has been without rain since December 5.

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