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Las Vegas is snowing: Las Vegas has made measurable snow for the first time in a decade

Southwestern US is hit by the winter storm

Parts of the Southwest, known for sunny weather, experienced a true winter wonderland this week. Las Vegas was hit by the second blizzard on Wednesday in a week, and it's the most snow the city has received in over a decade.

A winter storm in the southwest of the country hit Las Vegas with a rare half inch of snow on Wednesday. Loud National Weather ServiceIt's a record for this date. Areas in the city received 1 to 3 inches, enthusiastic tourists and confused residents. The NWS says The snow could last until Friday and possibly become icy rain.

in the December 20083.6 inches of snow fell in Las Vegas – the last time the city could measure the crowd. While the first measurable amount of snow has been recorded in Las Vegas since Wednesday, it was not the first snowstorm this month. The city had some snow on the 10th of February and last Sunday and Monday. The daily record for snowfall in Las Vegas was on January 31, 1979 at 7.4 inches.

The schools in Las Vegas remained open on Thursday, but lessons were canceled for Friday. The storm closed some highways and delayed dozens of flights at McCarran International Airport that had received a flight recording 0.8 inches "We do not have snow plows," airport spokeswoman Christine Crews told AP. She said about 100 flights were canceled due to snow and ice.

The residents of Las Vegas were shocked by the low amount of snow and shared their surprising photos on social media.



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