Just a curious weather question. Obviously the hurricane would have to have moved well east from California and the Pacific Ocean, but would it be possible for a hurricane to affect
It's virtually impossible. Hurricanes need very moist air to fuel them, and the closest body of warm water that might fit the bill is the Gulf of California--the Pacific Ocean off of California is too cold. Hurricanes have been known to move up the Gulf, though, and it's certainly possible for Yuma, Arizona or El Centro, California to be hit by one, but Las Vegas is too far inland and at too high an elevation to sustain hurricane circulation. There could be heavy rains and strong winds even at Las Vegas though.