For the entire week, Las Vegas is getting a rare taste of real winter weather, with significant snowfall across the metro area in the first event of its kind since record keeping started back in 1937.
The National Weather Service reported that there was 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) of snow at McCarran International Airport as of 4 a.m. Thursday.
The Federal Aviation Administration says on their website that some flights are being delayed on an average of one hour and 37 minutes, and will get worse during the day.
The weather service said Las Vegas’ half an inch (1.3 centimeters) of snow late Wednesday was the first measurable snow since the record keeping started.
Las Vegas schools were open Thursday and the Nevada Highway Patrol said some areas had snow and ice but all freeways were open.
Forecasters say the snow accumulation could reach to 3 inches on the city’s western and southern outskirts by Friday morning but that rain could reduce snow accumulations.
RedRock Canyon, reported that the the Scenic Drive and Visitor Center would be closed while they attempted to clean up the snow
Local Newscasters loved reporting the snow, sometimes for the first time.
— Chloe Beardsley (@ChloeNews3LV) February 21, 2019
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