- Las Vegas was hit with its second snowfall of the week early Thursday morning.
- Combined with Wednesday’s half an inch, this Vegas snowfall is the first notable one the city has seen in a decade.
- People in Las Vegas have been sharing photos of the weather on social media. One person was even able to make a snowman.
The iconic deserts of Las Vegas, Nevada, have been coated in white for the past week. Snow fell early Thursday morning, to top the half an inch that fell on Wednesday.
Combined, this week’s precipitation is the first measurable amount since the city got 3.6 inches in 2008, according to the National Weather Service. All morning, people in the area have been posting evidence of the surprise snow on social media.
Here’s a roundup of some surprising photos of the Las Vegas snow from Instagram and Twitter.
In the Echo Canyon subdivision on Mt. Charleston, snowfall has surpassed an inch.
At 945 PM One of our weather spotters in the Echo Canyon subdivision on Mt Charleston took this photo of the snow. pic.twitter.com/YLlgLo7M4w
— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) February 21, 2019
According to NBC News, “the weather closed down state route 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump” until snow plows were utilized.
This Las Vegas home was able to make a snowman.
ABC’s Las Vegas news affiliate KTNV has been encouraging locals to send in their photos of the snow.
Snow flurries are blurring the views of otherwise dry streets.
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More #VegasSnow is coming down throughout the valley tonight. If you have #snow photos or video please tag us in them. KTNV.com/Weather Photo 1. Sahara and Fort Apache Photo 2. Summerlin Video 3. Centennial Hills (95N/Durango) #Vegas #LasVegas #VegasWeather #SinCity #ktnv #ABC13 #ActionNews
A reported 2,600 people in Nevada were out of electricity, as of late Wednesday night.
Many people on Instagram are hashtagging #WinterInVegas or #VegasSnow to document the unbelievable weather.
This photo, shared with the Fox 5 Vegas Instagram account, shows a good inch of snow piled up on a car.
And over on Twitter, homeowners are in shock.
SNOW IN LAS VEGAS?????? im in awe ???????? pic.twitter.com/4eDJefRz5c
— hiplani ???? EDC LV ✨ (@hiplani) February 18, 2019
Snow is starting to accumulate in driveways, front lawns, and on suburban streets.
This surreal photo shows the famous Las Vegas sign – and surrounding palm trees – covered in snow.
— The Suarez???????? (@TheSuarezzz) February 21, 2019
Has anyone seen a palm tree in the snow before?
And this video showing a 360-degree view of snow falling on the Strip went viral on Twitter.
— Cristen Drummond (@cristendrummond) February 18, 2019
Screams, yells, and lots of rushing. ‘Tis the season, Vegas.
A previous version of this story said the last snowfall in Las Vegas was in 1937, when actually the last measurable snowfall was in 2008. The article has been corrected.
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