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. According to the National Meteorological Service this is a record for this date. Areas in the city received 1 to 3 inches, enthusiastic tourists and confused residents. According to NWS the snow could last until Friday and possibly become icy rain.
In3.6 inches of snow fell on Las Vegas – the last time the city passed the While the first measurable amount of snow was recorded in Las Vegas on Wednesday, it was not even the first blizzard this month: The city had some snowfall on the 10th of February and last Sunday and Monday on January 31, 1979, 7.4 inches.
The schools in Las Vegas Stayed open on Thursday, but lessons have started on Friday. The storm closed some highways and delayed dozens of flights at McCarran International Airport, which received a 0.8 inch . "We do not have snow plows," airport spokeswoman Christine Crews told the AP. She said about 100 flights had been canceled because of snow and ice.
Residents of Las Vegas were shocked at the small amount of snow they came across throughout the week and share their surprising photos on social media.