Las Vegas Snow - December 2008 - A few pictures of this rare event.

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Real Estate Agent with Simply Vegas Real Estate

I blogged about the snow that was predicted to blanket the Las Vegas Valley the other day, but it turned out to be mostly on the west and northwest side. Well, today my Holiday Snow Globe worked for real, with snow blanketing the valley, including the Las Vegas Strip! The Las Vegas Sign and it's new parking lot was a popular spot for a picture, even after it's generator went out, assumed to be from the snowfall.

Parts of Henderson were reporting as much as 8" of snow. McCarran had 3" so far, but a storm total from the official site there won't come until morning. Visibility was down, so many flights were cancelled. There were some reports that McCarran had closed, but that wasn't true. Have to wonder if some flight crews (in the interest of safty, of course) made the sacrifice to spend the night in Las Vegas. :-)

This may be the most signifigant snowfall in the Las Vegas Valley in 30 years, or more. Many are calling it a once in a lifetime event. So here's a couple pictures from the Green Valley / Henderson area as the snow began to accumulate. It was a heavy snow, and bent palms and trees, but did look nice with the Christmas lights.

Las Vegas Snow 2008

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 Las Vegas Snow 2008

 Las Vegas Snow 2008

 Las Vegas Snow 2008

 Las Vegas Snow 2008

 Las Vegas Snow 2008

 Las Vegas Snow 2008

 LAs Vegas Snow 2008

 Las Vegas Snow 2008

There is a slideshow of pictures from the Las Vegas Strip, downtown, McCarran, and other places around the valley, here at the Las Vegas Review Journal. Click on those pictures to advance to the next shot.

 

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Steve Shatsky
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Hi Roberta... Great pictures and what a rare treat!  Did Sparky go out and play in the snow?

Dec 18, 2008 03:35 PM #1
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Steve: Glad you liked the pictures! Sparky went out in it and had some flashbacks to her days in the east, but think she prefers the pool weather!

Dec 19, 2008 07:15 AM #2
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Hey Cool pictures Roberta! The snow came and went quick except on the mountains. Looked nice, but it cost me a tree! Oh well I can get another and should be alright for another 30 years.

Dec 20, 2008 10:43 AM #3
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Bob: Yes, it's still on the mountains and looks pretty. I lost a pepper tree, heavy snow split it in half. I guess the tree / landscaping business will get a little boost this year. :-)

 

Dec 21, 2008 06:47 PM #4
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Can't complain in West Texas, we are in the 50's but dry!  We won't see white this Christmas unless you count the cotton feilds!

Dec 22, 2008 05:54 AM #5
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Ella: Well....we're still a little dry here. Even with this snowfall, we're still about 2" below average for the season. I believe the total is now around 2½" for the year, so it's really a surprise to have a once in 30 year snowfall like this one. Just back in, and my outside temp was reading 61°, so except for the mountains and some shady spots it didn't last long. Here's a picture from the other day.

Black Mountain snow Henderson / Las Vegas 2008

Know what you mean about the cotton. Our EMS helicopter pilot son had a patient pickup at a mill there in west TX. Seems silo doors didn't hold and a worker was buried alive in a ton of it. Didn't realise there was so much cotton there. The news video showed him blowing it all over the place for takeoff and landing!

 

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Hi Roberta,  Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing them with us.    Best wishes to you for a great New Year.

Dec 26, 2008 10:23 AM #7
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Gary: Hi back to you! Thanks, glad you enjoyed the pictures, it's a pretty rare event in these parts. Best wishes to you for a happy, and healthy New Year!

Dec 26, 2008 08:40 PM #8
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