LAS VEGAS - It’s a safe bet to say snow is a rare sight in Las Vegas because it is. There are plenty of unusual sights, including a pyramid, a palace, the Eiffel Tower, even a replica of Manhattan, but snow is generally not one of them.
The strip hasn’t seen snow in 10 years until Sunday night when a surprise storm dumped about 2 inches of the white stuff on the city.
There were no snowplows on the streets or people shoveling out casino doorways, but there was enough for residents to take notice, after all snow and desert sands are usually not synonymous.
“Um, what the…..,” the Nevada Highway Patrol tweeted with a video showing a light snowfall under a street lamp.
Ummm, what the..... pic.twitter.com/4DP1vSZEKk— NHP Southern Command (@NHPSouthernComm) February 18, 2019
Well it’s snowing in Las Vegas now! Supposed to snow until 4 AM— Daily Hourly (@dailyhourly) February 18, 2019
Other posts on social media showed scenes and videos of heavy, wet snow falling on parts of the city and the surrounding Las Vegas Valley.
Las Vegas could get another round of wintry weather Thursday, too.
My son had a baseball game in Vegas tonight! pic.twitter.com/EkSH64kriM— Kurt Cramer (@KurtCramer74) February 18, 2019
Snow on the Las Vegas strip! pic.twitter.com/9wYUTGqOqD— Michael Arnot (@DaBeardedTavern) February 18, 2019
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