Snow on Las Vegas Strip

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    Dec 29, 2014 1:06 PM GMT
    Forecast for tonight. Obviously an unusual event - last time was Dec. 17, 2008 and the record snow on the strip was 4.5 inches on New Years Day 1974. Enjoy vacationers! icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 29, 2014 8:36 PM GMT
    NJDewd saidForecast for tonight. Obviously an unusual event - last time was Dec. 17, 2008 and the record snow on the strip was 4.5 inches on New Years Day 1974. Enjoy vacationers! icon_smile.gif


    Nothing is quite a magical as snow in the desert, as the conditions are so unusual. I remember one time just before Christmas in the Mojave Desert looking at a night time snow storm. The individual flakes falling were about 4" to 5" in diameter and looked exactly like those cut folded-paper snowflakes we made in grammar school! It was a one off experience.
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    Dec 29, 2014 8:40 PM GMT
    Sulla said
    NJDewd saidForecast for tonight. Obviously an unusual event - last time was Dec. 17, 2008 and the record snow on the strip was 4.5 inches on New Years Day 1974. Enjoy vacationers! icon_smile.gif


    Nothing is quite a magical as snow in the desert, as the conditions are so unusual. I remember one time just before Christmas in the Mojave Desert looking at a night time snow storm. The individual flakes falling were about 4" to 5" in diameter and looked exactly like those cut folded-paper snowflakes we made in grammar school! It was a one off experience.

    Sounds lovely! Does it actually stay on the ground, or does it just melt the next day?
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    Dec 29, 2014 10:18 PM GMT
    You can probably find "snow" on the Vegas strip any time of the year.
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    Dec 29, 2014 10:25 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidYou can probably find "snow" on the Vegas strip any time of the year.

    I haven't seen "snow" in years, but it gives me peace of mind to know that it's still out there.icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 30, 2014 5:06 AM GMT
    Sulla said
    NJDewd saidForecast for tonight. Obviously an unusual event - last time was Dec. 17, 2008 and the record snow on the strip was 4.5 inches on New Years Day 1974. Enjoy vacationers! icon_smile.gif


    Nothing is quite a magical as snow in the desert, as the conditions are so unusual. I remember one time just before Christmas in the Mojave Desert looking at a night time snow storm. The individual flakes falling were about 4" to 5" in diameter and looked exactly like those cut folded-paper snowflakes we made in grammar school! It was a one off experience.


    I saw similar in my last cross country trip by car whlle in Bryce National Park. It was magical

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    It was also magic that I got through it

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    Dec 30, 2014 12:33 PM GMT
    NJDewd saidForecast for tonight. Obviously an unusual event - last time was Dec. 17, 2008 and the record snow on the strip was 4.5 inches on New Years Day 1974. Enjoy vacationers! icon_smile.gif


    My error - forecast for New Years Eve...that would be magical! It was a story on TWC the day I posted and I assumed it meant that night. No measureable snowfall on New Years Eve in Las Vegas but so on New Years Day 1974.
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    Dec 30, 2014 12:34 PM GMT
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    Sulla said
    NJDewd saidForecast for tonight. Obviously an unusual event - last time was Dec. 17, 2008 and the record snow on the strip was 4.5 inches on New Years Day 1974. Enjoy vacationers! icon_smile.gif


    Nothing is quite a magical as snow in the desert, as the conditions are so unusual. I remember one time just before Christmas in the Mojave Desert looking at a night time snow storm. The individual flakes falling were about 4" to 5" in diameter and looked exactly like those cut folded-paper snowflakes we made in grammar school! It was a one off experience.


    I saw similar in my last cross country trip by car whlle in Bryce National Park. It was magical

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    It was also magic that I got through it

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    Nice!!! I was at Grand Canyon one time for snow!
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    Dec 30, 2014 4:37 PM GMT
    I took a road trip back in 2005 from Ames, IA to San Diego, CA. In January. we got snowed off of I-40 in Gallup, NM....saw snow in the grand canyon, and snow in Las Vegas. it was pretty awesome to see.
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    Dec 31, 2014 6:28 AM GMT
    http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Las_Vegas.html

    Vegas normally gets 0.5" snow every year....and that is normally at night and over the entire winter....this is sooooo abnormal in that snow will be on the ground in the daylight hours and that the high temps for the day will only be in the high 30's or low 40's.....VERY unusual.....The folks in Phoenix may also have a dusting of snow at night too.... and will see a freeze so take care of the tender stuff and pull in the brass monkey!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 31, 2014 6:37 AM GMT
    Sporty_G saidhttp://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Las_Vegas.html

    Vegas normally gets 0.5" snow every year....and that is normally at night and over the entire winter....this is sooooo abnormal in that snow will be on the ground in the daylight hours and that the high temps for the day will only be in the high 30's or low 40's.....VERY unusual.....The folks in Phoenix may also have a dusting of snow at night too.... and will see a freeze so take care of the tender stuff and pull in the brass monkey!icon_biggrin.gif



    ugh
    snow
    i know
    my bushes
    my grass
    my skin
    no cold snow!!!!!
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    Dec 31, 2014 6:46 AM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidYou can probably find "snow" on the Vegas strip any time of the year.

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    I think that might have flown over a few heads
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    Dec 31, 2014 8:00 AM GMT
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    UndercoverMan saidYou can probably find "snow" on the Vegas strip any time of the year.

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    I think that might have flown over a few heads


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    Dec 31, 2014 1:54 PM GMT
    No I got the "snow" reference...Powder snow for sure! Anyways, they had a foot of snow in San Bernandino Mountains in Calif (near Crestline, CA) in the early morning hours and about 100 motorists were stranded as some vehicles couldn't make the climb in snow and messed up the road. Don't they HAVE to have chains? What's the fine if they find these folks didn't?
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    Dec 31, 2014 2:20 PM GMT
    I remember driving from Pasadena to Las Vegas via the I15 a few years ago. My car had no aircon and, even with the windows down, it was like oven heat.

    It is a bit like the Middle East, in that you don't expect to see snow there and many people assume it's hot all the time.

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    Dec 31, 2014 11:40 PM GMT
    Ah, it was just flurries but snow in lower elevations.
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    Jan 01, 2015 2:57 PM GMT
    Thanks Playstinian!