Wild Speaker Series

The Wet Desert We Live In

The desert is typically a warm, dry place to call home. But with certain weather trends, patterns and times of year, the desert becomes very wet. Join Friends for our May Wild Speaker Series, “The Wet Desert We Live In” at REI Boca Park. Chris Outler, Lead Meteorologist for the National Weather Service Las Vegas, will give a detailed explanation of the active Winter 2018/19 the Las Vegas area experienced from the rain storms to the unusual days of snow that blanketed the valley in mid-February. Come learn how volunteers help track weather systems and trends for the National Weather Service. Chris will also provide some insight into what we can expect for the summer monsoon season and how the local National Weather Service tracks these storms through sophisticated software.

Chris Outler is the newest Lead Meteorologist at the National Weather Service Las Vegas office. The National Weather Service is an agency of the United States federal government that is tasked with providing weather forecasts, warnings of hazardous weather, and other weather-related products to organizations and the public for the purposes of protection, safety, and general information. The local National Weather Service monitors and detects weather emergencies and determines how and when that information is relayed to the public through your cellphone network provider.

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Every first Thursday of the month, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert at REI Boca Park in their Community Room. This is a great event for folks who are interested in the outdoors to learn more about hikes, local habitat, and ways to get involved with conservation efforts.

Doors open at 6:45 giving you enough time to socialize and grab a snack before the presentation begins at 7 pm.

Please join us at REI Boca Park every first Thursday for a new speaker every month!


May 02, 2019 at 6:45pm - 8pm
REI - Boca Park
710 S Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145
United States
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Shi-Lynn Campbell · · 7025155417

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