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NWS: Most active monsoon season in Vegas since 1984

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The National Weather Service is calling this year's monsoon season in Las Vegas a highly unusual one. So far, families in the Valley have been dealing with 29 days of rain since mid-July.

"It's nerve-racking," said John Weeks, who lives in the Northeast Las Vegas. "I don't want to be flooded again. I was flooded twice last year. There's been a lot of rain this year. I'd like it to go away."

According to the National Weather Service, the amount of rainy days is close to 30, which is twice the normal amount during monsoon season.

"We've had a much more active monsoon season that we are often accustomed to," said Reid Wolcott from the National Weather Service.

So far, McCarran Airport's official rain totals register at two-thirds of an inch of rain. However, the National Weather Service admits that can be deceiving.

"Every monsoon season is very sporadic," said Wolcott. "You can get bursts in the northwest or the southeast, and it won't necessarily hit McCarran every time, every year."

Despite all the rainy days, the season is still considered a drop in the bucket when it comes to increasing water levels at Lake Mead to abate the drought.

"We need a good snow pack for a few years in a row over the Rockies and the areas that drain into the Colorado River Basin for us to really increase the lake levels," said Wolcott.

Weeks is eyeing the weekend, but until then he said he'll just grin and bear it.

"I can get back to the five-percent humidity," said Weeks. "It won't break my heart."

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