Las Vegas wind has been crazy this year! So we’ve been taking our outside fun into indoor playgrounds.
Just a few weeks ago we saw a windstorm with gusts over 80 miles per hour. Damage was done to power lines that left a lot of the city without power for several hours. Other residents had to repair fences and replace trees due to the wind damage.
And it’s not over yet.
April is usually marked as the windiest month in Las Vegas, with the “wind season” typically being between March and July. So it’s no surprise that we are dealing with it now. Our temperatures, on the other hand, are about 10 degrees lower than what’s typical this time of year.
And now, the Las Vegas valley is under yet another wind advisory. This latest one goes until about 7:00 Sunday evening. Meteorologists are predicting 20 to 30 mile per hour winds coming from the southwest. With gusts 30 – 35 miles per hour and up to 40 in some places.
That means many Las Vegas parents may yet again be stuck inside this weekend.
On a weekend when the kiddos need to get some bottled up energy out, being inside isn’t always fun. A windy day is a great time to get out with a kite or model sail boat. But if you or your little one suffers from allergies, you’re not going to want to be outside on a windy day.
Higher winds kick up pollen and other allergens that can cause some unpleasant sneezing, coughing and watery eyes. Experts suggest those with pollen allergies stay inside when it’s windy. And even if you or the kids don’t have allergies, dust in the eye isn’t fun for anyone.
So what is a parent to do with their kids on a windy day?
Here’s the good news. Las Vegas has a lot of great indoor play areas for kids. Some mellow with a few slides. Others decked out with climbing walls and trampolines.
Here are my favorite places to take my daughter when outside play isn’t the best option. Maybe we’ll catch you at one! – Wendy Rush