You see all sorts of things on the Las Vegas Strip, but you rarely see this.
Slot machines, casinos, dinner shows … snow?
Yes, it's snowing in Las Vegas. Again.
For the second time a week, the entertainment cake in the larger Mojave desert got snow on Wednesday night. While winter weather has hit the eastern US in the last few days, National Weather Service said up to 3 inches of snow would fall on the edge of the Las Vegas Valley. Rain can interfere with snow in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, but means that much less – if any – will accumulate in the city's most distinctive landmarks along The Strip.
A weather advisory will last in the valley until kl. Friday. The winds can wind up to 35 km / h in the area, the weather support said
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Although Wednesday marked the fourth day, Las Vegas recorded a track of snow this month not breaking a record, Las Vegas Forecast Office tweeted. Snow fell in Las Vegas to five days in February 1949 . However, this is the coldest February on record since 2004, the office tweeted.
A low of 36 degrees Wednesday night was expected, according to AccuWeather followed by a low of 33 Thursday.
Residents and visitors both shared videos and photos of the snow on social media with varying degrees of amazement and disbelief.
"I've got 2nd degree burns from a summer belt and snow falls on me outside in a #LasVegas hotel hot tub," a person tweeted . "There's just something about #LasVegassnow."
"snow in vegas …. when it's usually 120 degrees burning. Yes, I'm hella excitedd !!!!" another tweeted .
Las Vegas Valley recorded snowfall at the beginning of Sunday night, resulting in 1 to 2 inches of snow in places including Red Rock Canyon and Anthem Hills. Downtown Las Vegas and McCarran International Airport recorded only a trace of snow Monday morning, according to weather service.
Heavy snow closed mode Route 160 in both directions Wednesday night, Nevada Highway Patrol tweeted but road reopened two hours later with plows working. Traveling along Interstate 15 can be dangerous from Mesquite through Las Vegas to Jean and Primm, weather service warned.
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