John C. Bogle, Founder of Vanguard Group, Dies at 89

“If all investors had heeded his ideas, they would be hundreds of billions of dollars better off than they are now,” financier Warren Buffett told The Wall Street Journal in 2009.

Through the sheer force of his will, Mr. Bogle, known as Jack, almost singlehandedly made index funds—which hold virtually every security in a given market—a practical and popular option for institutional and individual investors alike. He created the first mutual fund tied to an index in 1975.

“Jack Bogle made an impact on not only the entire investment industry, but more importantly, on the lives of countless individuals saving for their futures or their children’s futures,” Vanguard Chief Executive Tim Buckley said in a statement.

Under Mr. Bogle, who retired as Vanguard’s chief executive in 1996, Vanguard continually cut the costs of investing, eventually stoking a fee war that roiled an entire industry and created a money-management giant in the Philadelphia suburb of Malvern. Vanguard is now the second-largest asset manager in the world, with $4.9 trillion in assets under management at the end of 2018.

His campaign to cut fees put Mr. Bogle squarely into an American tradition of iconoclastic discounters like Henry Ford of Ford Motor, Sam Walton of Walmart and Michael Dell of Dell Inc.—men who built giant companies by selling directly to the consumer at rock-bottom prices.

By putting the ability to own a stake in the entire stock market into the hands of any investor who could scrape together what was for many years Vanguard’s required account minimum of $3,000, Mr. Bogle helped democratize financial markets.

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Holders of index funds can match the market for a fraction of the cost of traditional funds. The resulting savings—billions of dollars a year—have gone straight into investors’ own pockets. Vanguard’s asset-weighted average fee has fallen in the past 20 years to 0.10% from 0.27%, according to Morningstar Inc. Many traditional funds still demand 1% or more.

Mr. Bogle was alone among mutual-fund leaders in having his own groupies—a following of investors who are dedicated to his principles of low-cost, long-term investing. Members of an official group of these fans call themselves “Bogleheads.” In a speech in 2005, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Samuelson praised Mr. Bogle’s creation of the retail index fund as equal in importance to “the invention of the wheel, wine and cheese, the alphabet and Gutenberg printing.”

Mr. Bogle’s championing of index funds may also have had unintended negative consequences. By enabling anyone to own a broad swath of the market at minimal cost, some critics say index portfolios—especially in the form of exchange-traded funds—may have encouraged excessive trading, higher volatility and a lower sensitivity to the risk of overvaluation. ETFs trade like stocks on exchanges.

Born in Montclair, N.J., on May 8, 1929, Mr. Bogle and his twin brother David arrived five months before the Great Crash that began that October wiped out much of their family’s wealth. Mr. Bogle delivered papers and worked as a waiter growing up.

At Blair Academy and Princeton University, Mr. Bogle said he initially struggled with the subject of economics. An article about the mutual-fund industry in the December 1949 issue of Fortune magazine inspired his 1951 senior thesis, titled “The Economic Role of the Investment Company.” He graduated from Princeton magna cum laude in economics.

Mr. Bogle’s first job in the investment world was as a clerk to Walter L. Morgan, who founded the first-ever balanced mutual fund at Wellington Management.

Despite his eventual advocacy for index funds, Mr. Bogle was contemptuous early in his career of the idea that trying to beat the market was a waste of money.

In 1960, under the pen name John B. Armstrong, he wrote a lengthy article for the Financial Analysts Journal in which he ridiculed the very idea “that the mutual fund itself should buy the market average,” or settle for a return no better than that of a benchmark like the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the S&P 500 index. In 1973, he gave a speech insisting that “the average individual is getting ‘above-index’ results in mutual funds” and that “neither compensation of salesmen, nor profitability of broker-dealers and underwriters, is excessive.”

Only after he was fired as Wellington’s president in 1974 by his partners and launched Vanguard as an independent company the following year did Mr. Bogle challenge the industry’s prevailing orthodoxy that price was a signal of quality and embrace low-cost investing.

Mr. Bogle chose to organize Vanguard as a mutual company, an idea he said he had unsuccessfully pitched to his Wellington colleagues years earlier. Along the lines of a consumer cooperative, the firm would be—and still is—owned not by private shareholders who seek to maximize their own profits but rather by its fund investors, who earn higher returns as Vanguard drives costs lower. In 1977, Vanguard also went “no-load,” eliminating the sales commissions and all middlemen on its funds.

Mr. Bogle’s insistence on integrity, which often struck many of his competitors as sanctimonious, steered Vanguard clear of the scandals that periodically swept through the mutual-fund industry. Still, when it came to corporate governance, Mr. Bogle became a greater proponent of index and other funds harnessing their power on shareholder votes after his tenure at Vanguard than he was during it.

At Vanguard, Mr. Bogle paid himself well but not lavishly, though he and other firm executives have never publicly disclosed those figures. Mr. Bogle frowned on ostentation, driving a Volvo station wagon, vacationing in Lake Placid, N.Y., flying economy class and haggling for discounts at hotels.

Vanguard continues to take a similarly thrifty approach to its business at its Malvern campus, whose plain brick buildings bear the names of warships. Mr. Bogle, a fan of British Adm. Horatio Nelson, named the firm Vanguard after Adm. Nelson’s ship in the 1798 Battle of the Nile and referred to employees as “crew.”

Despite Mr. Bogle’s age and lengthy career, he had chronic coronary failure and suffered at least seven heart attacks—the first at age 31. He endured a malfunctioning pacemaker before finally receiving a heart transplant in 1996.

“I didn’t think about [dying],” he told an interviewer in 2007. “I just got on with what needed to be done.”

Write to Jason Zweig at intelligentinvestor@wsj.com and Sarah Krouse at sarah.krouse@wsj.com

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Las Vegas is above averages in voucher housing availability

Vouchers help families escape poverty.

Natalie Ross’ family has received federal rental assistance for close to a decade, but it wasn’t until moving to Las Vegas that they enjoyed the housing choice voucher program’s fullest potential.

When Ross joined the program in 2009, she lived in a Northern California neighborhood that she described as rife with crime. She came to the Las Vegas Valley in 2017 and now rents a spacious four-bedroom home in a quiet Spring Valley suburb to raise her three sons and one daughter — ages 12, 9, 3 and 1.

“It’s a good neighborhood to raise your children,” said Ross, 30. “It’s a nice place for them to play outside. … The schools here are pretty good.”

According to a new study, the Las Vegas metropolitan area’s share of voucher recipients with children living in low-poverty neighborhoods (one-third) is greater than the share of voucher-affordable rentals located in those same neighborhoods (one-fourth). That’s possible because affordable rentals far outnumber voucher recipients.

The trend is important because living in better neighborhoods can result in better outcomes for children who grow up poor, said Alicia Mazzara, one of two Center on Budget and Policy Priorities researchers who conducted the study using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“The research shows where you live — your neighborhood, your ZIP code — affects the chances of you moving up economically,” Mazzara said. “One thing the voucher program can do is help family to relocate to neighborhoods that set them up for success.”

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The study also found that Las Vegas was the only one of the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas that held such a trend for low-poverty neighborhoods, where fewer than 10 percent of the residents live below the poverty line.

Housing experts offered several different explanations for what could be driving the trend.

Mazzara said voucher-recipients may have an easier time moving from Las Vegas’s poorer inner-city neighborhoods to more affluent areas because the metropolitan area is served by only one housing authority. That agency, the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority, administers approximately 11,000 vouchers to local families.

SNRHA Executive Director Chad Williams said landlords embraced tenants with vouchers as a stable source of income during the Great Recession. That foot in the door helped dispel some stigmas surrounding low-income renters, and the landlords kept renting to voucher holders.

“Landlords desperate for tenants might have been willing to rent to people they may typically discriminate against,” said Kris Bergstrom, a housing attorney for the Nevada Legal Services nonprofit.

Staying put

But the study found Las Vegas did not fare as well when it came to housing voucher-recipients with children in “high-opportunity” neighborhoods — a description based not only on poverty but also factors in school quality, labor market engagement, access to jobs and access to transit.

About one-in-five Las Vegas voucher recipients with children lived in neighborhoods with few opportunities; only one-in-25 lived in high-opportunity neighborhoods.

Mazzara said some families choose to stay in low-opportunity neighborhoods because of nearby family or a job. She added that increasing rental rates may be making it difficult for new voucher holders to find their ideal home in the 60 days before their voucher expires.

“If they can’t find a place in time they need to act fast and maybe rent in a neighborhood that’s not their first choice,” she said.

Bergstrom said Nevada lawmakers could help voucher recipients move to better neighborhoods by enacting laws prohibiting landlords from discriminating against prospective tenants based on their source of income.

“We don’t have that here in Nevada, so there are entire complexes here that can and do flat-out reject anyone who has (a housing choice voucher),” she said.

Contact Michael Scott Davidson at sdavidson@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3861. Follow @davidsonlvrj on Twitter.

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Realtors: Solid time to buy properties in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Realtors in Las Vegas say Vegas will be the second highest appreciating marketplace in 2019 at 7.9 percent.

This forecasted number puts Southern Nevada just behind Grand Rapids, Michigan in that category for next year.

"Builders needed to build more product, more inventory and they’ve been working on that for the last year. We were begging sellers to list their homes in the marketplace because it was a hot market,” said Christopher Bishop, president of the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors.

Bishop also said last year builders sold about 9,400 homes.

"It was a phenomenal year for real estate. The first eight months were vibrant. A lot of properties were selling at a very high pace and down to a just few weeks on the market," said Bob Hamrick, chairman, and CEO of Coldwell Banker.

Due to the lighter inventory, potential buyers were becoming frustrated, often competing with multiple other offers, but now they have less frustration with more options to select from, according to local realtors.

"We’re now at a point to where we have 54 percent more homes for sale now than we had at the beginning of the year," Hamrick said.

Realtors say for those selling their home to make sure the house is positioned properly in a competitive manner due to the increased inventory. And as for buyers, it is the time to buy.

"Basically in this type of a market, we are reaching a normalization. It’s a normal market. What we were leaving was a hypermarket," Hamrick said.

Currently, buyers have an opportunity to negotiate and sellers have to be more receptive, according to Vegas realtors.

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State says November comparatively good month for NV casinos

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Regulators say November was a good month for casinos compared with last year, including double-digit percentage increases in house winnings on the Las Vegas Strip and in Reno and South Lake Tahoe.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Thursday that casinos statewide won a little more than $967 million from gamblers last month, up 6.4 percent from $909 million in November 2017.

Month-to-month, November’s so-called "gaming win" figure was down about 9 percent from $1.063 billion in October.

The control board says that as of Wednesday, the state collected about $58.4 million in percentage fees based on November winnings. That’s up almost 18.1 percent compared with a year ago.

The first five months of the fiscal year, July-through-November, have seen gambling winnings increase 1.3 percent compared with last year.

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Haven Realty Capital Sells The Grove, a 256-Unit Apartment Community in Las Vegas

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Las Vegas, NV –Haven Realty Capital, a Los Angeles-based real estate investment and asset management firm has sold The Grove apartments for $34,500,000 or about $135,000 per unit. The Grove is a well-located asset on the outskirts of Summerlin along interstate 95 in northwest Las Vegas.

Vittal Ram, Curt Allsop, Angela Bates and Doug Schuster with Newmark Knight Frank represented both the buyer and seller.

Haven acquired the property in August 2016 as an REO and undertook a significant repositioning of the property. The interior of the clubhouse was demolished and rebuilt to allow for a more open floor plan and a larger fitness center. The exterior façade of the property was repaired and painted in a multi-tone color palette. A firepit and grilling station were added to the pool area, along with a dog park to provide tenants with more amenities. The property was rebranded as The Grove with a new monument sign installed at the entrance.

In addition to the exterior renovations, 50% of the interior units was upgraded with faux-wood flooring, stainless steel appliances, grey two-tone paint, new modern counter tops, new cabinet faces and brushed nickel lighting and plumbing fixtures.

"Haven has been able to generate above market returns for investors by acquiring, renovating and stabilizing distressed and underperforming assets through intense operational management," stated Sudha Reddy, Managing Principal of Haven Realty Capital. "It began with our investment in the single-family rental industry and we’ve been able to carry over that same operational oversight to the multifamily sector."

"We identified the Las Vegas market as a growth market early before the institutional equity had arrived. The Grove benefited from its proximity to the Summerlin sub-market and the improving demographics along the Rainbow corridor," added Chris Turitto, Vice President of Acquisitions at Haven Realty Capital.

The Grove was built in 1989 and is situated on 13.5 acres of lush green landscape. Located at 2901 N Rainbow Blvd in northwest Las Vegas, the property consists of 15, two-story buildings comprised of one- and two-bedroom units. The property amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, completely renovated clubhouse, firepit and grilling station next to the pool, and a dog park.

The lead broker on the transaction, Vittal Ram, stated, "The Grove presented investors with the opportunity to acquire a really solid asset in an improving sub-market with some additional upside left from renovating the remaining 50% of the units. Haven did a great job taking an underperforming property and transforming it into a solid B+/A- apartment community. We saw strong demand while marketing the property and the buyer is very happy with asset they acquired."

Las Vegas is in the midst of a strong recovery from the economic downtown that crippled the city. With the addition of two professional sports franchises, the Vegas Golden Knights of the NHL and Las Vegas Raiders of the NFL, the city has been diversifying its economic base away from gambling and hospitality. Las Vegas continues to solidify its position as a premier entertainment destination. The business-friendly environment has also been a strong driver of increased job growth in the region.

About Haven Realty Capital
Haven Realty Capital is a real estate investment firm that specializes in the acquisition, renovation, leasing and management of rental housing units across the United States.

Since 2010, Haven has owned and operated over 2,000 single family rental units (approximately $300 million in assets) in Southern California, Nevada, and llinois, and has managed an additional 10,000 single family rental homes in AZ, TX, and GA.

In addition to the single-family rental investment and management business, Haven also owns and asset manages multifamily assets totaling approximately 2,500 units and valued in excess of $500 million in Nevada, Utah, Texas, Washington, Idaho and Minnesota.

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Rosen fundraising topped $26M, Heller $15M in NV Senate race

Democratic Sen.-elect Jacky Rosen raised more than four times as much money as Republican Sen. Dean Heller in the final weeks of her successful campaign to unseat him in the high-profile race in November, with her total for the election cycle surpassing $26 million to Heller’s $15 million.

Democrats Susie Lee and former Rep. Steven Horsford also outspent their GOP opponents by 2-to-1 margins while keeping two key swing congressional seats blue in the Western battleground state, according to final election campaign spending reports the candidates filed late Thursday with the Federal Election Commission.

Heller was the only incumbent GOP senator up for re-election in a state that Democrat Hillary Clinton carried when President Donald Trump won the 2016 election. He reported more than $15 million in total campaign receipts for the election cycle, including $990,656 from Oct. 18 to Nov. 26.

Rosen, a first-term congresswoman from Las Vegas, raised $4.5 million during that period.

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Neither candidate reported any debts or loans.

Tarkanian, the son of former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, originally planned to challenge Heller in a GOP Senate primary but switched directions under pressure from Trump and others.

Lee, an education philanthropist in Las Vegas, spent about $5 million to replace Rosen in the southern Nevada district. She brought in almost $475,000 and spent about $681,000 between Oct. 18 and Nov. 26.

Tarkanian received about $2.5 million during the campaign. Of that, about $283,000 came in during the weeks just before and after the election.

In a rematch of former congressmen between Horsford and Republican Cresent Hardy, Horsford received about $2.26 million in donations during the election cycle, including $403,300 from Oct. 18 to Nov. 26.

First-term incumbent Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen decided against seeking re-election amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

Hardy, who unseated Horsford in 2014 but lost it two years later to Kihuen, took in about $899,600 during the race. Of that, about $120,100 came in the final reporting period. Hardy spent about $779,900 for the cycle, including $151,800 from Oct. 18 to Nov. 26.

Republican Rep. Mark Amodei and Democratic Rep. Dina Titus faced little opposition in their re-election bids in the safest districts in the state.

Amodei reported total campaign receipts of $1.27 million in defeating Democrat Clint Koble, an Obama-appointee to the U.S. Agriculture Department, in the sprawling 2nd District covering most of northern Nevada. He still had $291,115 cash on hand as of Nov. 26, his FEC report said.

Koble reported total receipts of $156,146 with $553 cash on hand.

Titus of Las Vegas reported receipts of $720,271 and $246,106 cash left at the end of the reporting period in the 1st District. Her Republican foe Joyce Bentley reported raising no money.

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Las Vegas startup scene finding its footing after 2012 boom

Many local entrepreneurs, in tandem with local and state officials, are trying to solve the age-old chicken and egg workforce dilemma: Does the talent follow the company, or do companies follow the talent? Domingo Rosa works on his computer during a JavaScript crash course at PunchCode on Casino Center Boulevard on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Patrick Connolly Las Vegas Review-Journal @PConnPie Mike Sweeney, lead instructor at PunchCode, teaches a JavaScript crash course at PunchCode on Casino Center Boulevard on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.

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CA Las Vegas NV Zone Forecast

CA Las Vegas NV Zone Forecast for Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Zone forecasts for the Mojave Desert and Southern Great Basin

National Weather Service Las Vegas NV

835 AM PST Wed Feb 21 2018

This is an automatically generated product that provides average

values for large geographical areas and may not be representative

of the exact location that you are interested in. For a more site

specific forecast…please visit weather.gov/lasvegas and either

(1) Select a location from the dropdown menu above the map or

(2) Click a location on the map. You can refine your selection by

clicking on the map displayed on the resulting page.

CAZ519-220000-

Eastern Sierra Slopes-

including Aspendell and Whitney Portal

835 AM PST Wed Feb 21 2018

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 10 PM PST THURSDAY…

.REST OF TODAY…Partly sunny. A slight chance of snow showers

early in the morning…then a chance of snow showers in the

afternoon. Highs 19 to 29. Winds generally light. Chance of snow

50 percent.

.TONIGHT…Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly

cloudy. Windy. A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Lows 4 to 14.

Winds generally light becoming west 20 to 30 mph after midnight.

Gusts up to 45 mph.

.THURSDAY…Partly sunny. Very windy. A slight chance of snow

showers in the morning…then a chance of snow showers in the

afternoon. Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon. Highs 18 to

28. West winds 25 to 35 mph increasing to 35 to 45 mph in the

afternoon. Gusts up to 65 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent.

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Windy. Areas of blowing dust in the evening.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Lows 2 to

12. West winds 20 to 30 mph becoming northwest around 15 mph

after midnight. Gusts up to 50 mph.

.FRIDAY…Breezy. Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of snow

showers. Highs 20 to 30. North winds 15 to 25 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Not as cold. Lows around 22.

.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Breezy. Not as

cool. Highs 40 to 45. Lows 24 to 29.

.SUNDAY…Sunny. Highs around 43.

.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY…Partly cloudy. Lows 26 to 31. Highs

43 to 48.

.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY…Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of

snow showers. Lows 27 to 32. Highs 39 to 44.

$$

CAZ521-220000-

White Mountains of Inyo County-

including Westgard Pass and Bristlecone Pine

835 AM PST Wed Feb 21 2018

.REST OF TODAY…Partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of snow

showers early in the morning. Highs 25 to 35. Winds generally

light.

.TONIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows 9 to 19. Winds generally light.

.THURSDAY…Partly sunny. Windy. A slight chance of snow showers

in the morning…then a chance of snow showers in the afternoon.

Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon. Highs 26 to 36. West

winds around 15 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon.

Gusts up to 45 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent.

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.THURSDAY NIGHT…Areas of blowing dust in the evening. Mostly

cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Lows 9 to 19.

Northwest winds around 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

.FRIDAY…Breezy. Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of snow

showers. Highs 26 to 36. North winds 15 to 25 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows around 23.

.SATURDAY…Mostly sunny. Not as cold. Highs around 44.

.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY…Mostly clear. Lows 25 to 30. Highs

44 to 49.

.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY…Partly cloudy. Lows 26 to 31. Highs

46 to 51.

.MONDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows around 30.

.TUESDAY…Mostly sunny. Highs around 44.

$$

CAZ520-220000-

Owens Valley-

including Bishop, Independence, Lone Pine,

and Olancha

835 AM PST Wed Feb 21 2018

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 10 PM PST THURSDAY…

.REST OF TODAY…Partly sunny. Highs 43 to 46. North winds up to

10 mph early in the morning becoming light.

.TONIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows 23 to 26. Winds generally light.

.THURSDAY…Windy. Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of snow

showers. Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon. Highs 44 to 47.

Northwest winds up to 10 mph increasing to west 25 to 35 mph in

the afternoon. Gusts up to 50 mph.

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy. Areas of blowing dust in the

evening. A chance of snow showers in the evening…then a slight

chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows 23 to 26. Northwest

winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 40 mph. Chance of snow

50 percent.

.FRIDAY…Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of snow showers in

the morning. Highs 44 to 47. North winds 10 to 20 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows 29 to 32.

Highs 53 to 56.

.MONDAY…Mostly sunny. Highs around 57.

.MONDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows around 36.

.TUESDAY…Mostly sunny. Highs around 54.

$$

CAZ522-220000-

Death Valley National Park-

including Furnace Creek, Stovepipe Wells,

and Shoshone

835 AM PST Wed Feb 21 2018

.REST OF TODAY…Mostly sunny. Highs around 40 in the mountains…

62 to 65 at Furnace Creek. Winds generally light becoming south

up to 10 mph in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows 20 to 23 in the mountains…around

40 at Furnace Creek. Winds generally light becoming south up to

10 mph after midnight.

.THURSDAY…Mostly sunny. Breezy. A 20 percent chance of snow

showers in the afternoon. Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon.

Highs 39 to 42 in the mountains…65 to 68 at Furnace Creek.

South winds up to 10 mph increasing to west 15 to 25 mph in the

afternoon. Gusts up to 45 mph.

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow

showers in the evening. Areas of blowing dust in the evening.

Lows 21 to 24 in the mountains…41 to 44 at Furnace Creek.

Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

.FRIDAY…Mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs around 40 in the

mountains…63 to 66 at Furnace Creek. North winds 15 to 25 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY…Mostly clear. Warmer. Lows 26 to

29 in the mountains…39 to 42 at Furnace Creek. Highs around

50 in the mountains…64 to 67 at Furnace Creek.

.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows 31 to

34 in the mountains…44 to 47 at Furnace Creek. Highs 49 to

52 in the mountains…around 70 at Furnace Creek.

.MONDAY…Mostly sunny. Highs around 52 in the mountains…around

70 at Furnace Creek.

.MONDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows around 35 in the mountains…

around 49 at Furnace Creek.

.TUESDAY…Mostly sunny. Highs around 50 in the mountains…

around 70 at Furnace Creek.

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CAZ523-220000-

Western Mojave Desert-

including Barstow, Daggett, and Fort Irwin

835 AM PST Wed Feb 21 2018

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 10 PM PST THURSDAY…

.REST OF TODAY…Mostly sunny. Highs 49 to 52. Winds generally

light becoming west up to 10 mph in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows 30 to 33. West winds up to 10 mph

shifting to the southwest after midnight.

.THURSDAY…Mostly sunny. Very windy. A 20 percent chance of rain

showers in the afternoon. Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon.

Highs 52 to 55. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph increasing to west

30 to 40 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 55 mph.

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Windy. A 20 percent chance of

rain showers in the evening. Areas of blowing dust in the

evening. Snow level 3000 feet in the evening. Lows 30 to 33. West

winds 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight.

Gusts up to 50 mph.

.FRIDAY…Sunny. Highs 50 to 53. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY…Mostly clear. Lows 30 to 33. Highs

around 60.

.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY…Mostly clear. Lows 36 to 39.

Highs 62 to 65.

$$

CAZ524-220000-

Eastern Mojave Desert-

including Baker, Mountain Pass,

and Mitchell Caverns

835 AM PST Wed Feb 21 2018

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 10 PM PST THURSDAY…

.REST OF TODAY…Mostly sunny. Highs around 50. Winds generally

light becoming southwest up to 10 mph in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows 30 to 33. Southwest winds up to

10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight.

.THURSDAY…Partly sunny. Windy. A 20 percent chance of rain

showers and snow showers in the afternoon. Areas of blowing dust

in the afternoon. Highs 52 to 55. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph

increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 45 mph.

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming

mostly cloudy. Breezy. Areas of blowing dust in the evening. A

20 percent chance of rain showers and snow showers. Snow level

3000 feet decreasing to 2500 feet after midnight. Lows 32 to 35.

West winds 15 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after

midnight. Gusts up to 45 mph.

.FRIDAY…Partly sunny. Breezy. A slight chance of rain showers

and snow showers in the morning…then a slight chance of snow

showers in the afternoon. Highs around 50. Northwest winds 15 to

25 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY…Mostly clear. Lows 35 to 38.

Highs 60 to 63.

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CAZ525-220000-

Morongo Basin-

including Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley,

and Twentynine Palms

835 AM PST Wed Feb 21 2018

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 10 PM PST THURSDAY…

.REST OF TODAY…Mostly sunny. Highs 54 to 57 in Twentynine

Palms…around 50 around Yucca Valley. Winds generally light.

.TONIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows 35 to 38 in Twentynine Palms…

30 to 33 around Yucca Valley. West winds up to 10 mph increasing

to 10 to 15 mph after midnight.

.THURSDAY…Mostly sunny. Windy. A 20 percent chance of rain

showers in the afternoon. Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon.

Highs around 60 in Twentynine Palms…50 to 53 around Yucca

Valley. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph

in the afternoon. Gusts up to 45 mph.

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Breezy. Areas of blowing dust in the evening.

Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers in the

evening…then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers

and snow showers after midnight. Lows 39 to 42 in Twentynine

Palms…32 to 35 around Yucca Valley. West winds 15 to 25 mph

decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 40 mph.

Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

.FRIDAY…Partly sunny. Breezy. A 20 percent chance of rain

showers and snow showers in the morning. Snow level 2500 feet.

Highs 53 to 56 in Twentynine Palms…around 50 around Yucca

Valley. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY…Mostly clear. Lows around 40.

Highs 64 to 67 in Twentynine Palms…59 to 62 around Yucca

Valley.

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CAZ526-220000-

Cadiz Basin-

Including the city of Vidal Junction

835 AM PST Wed Feb 21 2018

.REST OF TODAY…Partly sunny. Highs 55 to 58. Winds generally

light becoming southwest up to 10 mph in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows 34 to 37. West winds up to 10 mph.

.THURSDAY…Mostly sunny. Windy. Areas of blowing dust in the

afternoon. Highs 60 to 63. South winds up to 10 mph increasing to

southwest 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon.

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Areas of blowing dust in the evening. Partly

cloudy in the evening…then mostly cloudy with a 20 percent

chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows 39 to 42. West winds

10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

.FRIDAY…Breezy. Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain

showers and snow showers. Highs 56 to 59. Northwest winds 10 to

15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…Mostly clear. Lows around 37.

.SATURDAY…Sunny. Highs around 62.

.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY…Mostly clear. Lows 40 to 43.

Highs 66 to 69.

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