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Nevada - Snow In Vegas! 1st Measurable Since Record Keeping Started

Published on: February 21, 2019 10:42 AM
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A man walks near accumulated snow along the Las Vegas Strip, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. A winter storm is expected to drop up to 3 inches (8 centimeters) of snow on Las Vegas' southern and western outskirts while other parts of the metro area will get rain mixed with snow.(AP Photo/John Locher)A man walks near accumulated snow along the Las Vegas Strip, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. A winter storm is expected to drop up to 3 inches (8 centimeters) of snow on Las Vegas' southern and western outskirts while other parts of the metro area will get rain mixed with snow.(AP Photo/John Locher)

Nevada - Las Vegas is getting a rare taste of real winter weather, with significant snowfall across the metro area in the first event of its kind since record keeping started back in 1937.

The National Weather Service reported that there was 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) of snow at McCarran International Airport as of 4 a.m. Thursday.

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The weather service said Las Vegas’ half an inch (1.3 centimeters) of snow late Wednesday was the first measurable snow since the record keeping started.

Las Vegas schools were open Thursday and the Nevada Highway Patrol said some areas had snow and ice but all freeways were open.

Forecasters say the snow accumulation could reach to 3 inches on the city’s western and southern outskirts by Friday morning but that rain could reduce snow accumulations.

Snow falls on the Luxor hotel and casino Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. A winter storm is expected to drop up to 3 inches (8 centimeters) of snow on Las Vegas' southern and western outskirts while other parts of the metro area will get rain mixed with snow. (AP Photo/John Locher)Snow falls on the Luxor hotel and casino Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. A winter storm is expected to drop up to 3 inches (8 centimeters) of snow on Las Vegas' southern and western outskirts while other parts of the metro area will get rain mixed with snow. (AP Photo/John Locher)


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 Feb 21, 2019 at 02:01 PM b Says:

Must be global warming ‘

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 Feb 21, 2019 at 02:22 PM Anonymous Says:

Global Warming

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 Feb 21, 2019 at 07:42 PM Anonymous Says:

Not global warming, climate change

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 Feb 21, 2019 at 08:26 PM Anonymous Says:

Las Vegas is one big rip off. The hotels with the casinos don't have the guts to make them smoke free. Even if one doesn't gamble, it is impossible to walk through those hotels, without smelling the stench of cigarette smoke. The only thing that I liked about Las Vegas, were several Kosher restaurants which I ate at (delicious, but expensive), and the magnificent airport, with its ultra clean airport terminal, and beautiful carpet. The administrators of McCarran Airport, could teach the administrators of JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark, a lesson, pertaining to maintaining a clean, ultra modern airport terminal. McCarran Airport knows how to get people through security very efficiently, as their TSA appears to know what they are doing. The only thing which should be done about the airport in Las Vegas, is that its name should be changed; Senator Walter McCarran was a bigot, and no friend of Yidden. Their were proposals to change the name, but unfortunately, they all failed.

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