It snowed in Las Vegas on Sunday night for the third time this winter.
19 Feb 2019 – It is uncommon for snowfall to be as widespread as it was in Las Vegas valley, said National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Outler.
Some parts of Summerlin got 2.5 inches, while Mt Charleston got more than 3.5 inches. The ski resort on Mt Charleston – which is within the Las Vegas city limits – has all 26 of its trails open.
Winter storm watches for Arizona – Again!
Madison’s 5.4 inches of snow on Sunday broke the record for snowfall on February 17th, says News 3 Now meteorologist Chris Reece. The old record for the date was 4.9 inches, set in 1975.
4th coldest in 75 years
“Through the 16th of February, Seattle is 8 degrees F below normal for the month,” says reader Chuck Clancy. “This is the 4th coldest first 16 days of February in the 75 years of records at Sea-Tac airport and the coldest in the last 30 years. The 3 years that were colder were 1989, 1949 and 1956.”
“This is according to the 3am discussion yesterday morning from the Seattle forecast office.”
“I bet they won’t publish it, but it really says it all,” says
Skiers can’t reach resorts … 13½ feet (4.1 m) of snow this month alone … to the 15th of Feb … almost a foot a day. “Please stay home,” says sheriff.
Snow storms hammered California mountains for a fourth straight day, forcing closure of several routes to the Lake Tahoe ski-resort area, including about 70 miles (110 km) of I-80. Some resorts reported 3 feet (1 m) of snow since Thursday.
“Tahoe & Truckee are in whiteout conditions. All roads leading in & out of the basin are closed. S/R 267 is so deep that plows ca no longer plow. They have ordered up a large blower to try and clear the pass. I80 & Mt. Rose Highway are also closed. Please stay home,” warned Placer County sheriff Lt. Andrew Scott.