SNOW 20mins FROM THE VEGAS STRIP

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I AM IN A "SNOWMAN MAKING" MODE



Melissa messages me from FB that she has a SNOW DAY and she wants to drive up to red rock to play in the snow. I promised Tracy (TRE69) that I was going to make a snowman and send her a pic.  I was sad when I woke up this morning and I was leaving to go to the gym. My snow is melting!!!  I WAS SAD!!!! WAAAAAAH!!!!

 

I can’t get over snow. I love it. The forecast said it was going to be sunny but cold, about 30-40’s. I asked Melissa if she was serious about driving to red rock. She was all for it. I drove my car to red rock. Unfortunately, we were running late. We were running out of day light. We wanted to eat as well.
THE QUEEN
we both were craving for PHO.  We went to red rock first then hopefully, we have time to eat PHO before melissa’s appointment at 5pm.

 

We were excited; we can see the snow from the 215. It was only 20mins from my house. it is on the same street as THE RED ROCK HOTEL. We took photos on the way there included the “red rock” sign.  it was so beautiful. I have never seen red rock like this. It was such a different landscape and colors. It was a treat. I have an annual pass to red rock we just drove in. there was plenty of cars. However, I don’t know how many schools have had a snow day but, there were many cars and kids.

 

Melissa and I stopped at the first stop.  We spent most of our time there. It is one of my favorite spots to hike and It has a wonderful view. Every time I visit the landscape always changes.
FAVE PIC
  It is a treat every time. I always have my camera handy.

 

We built our dirty sided snowman. We were a couple who stopped us to give us pointers. We were not rolling correctly.  I was being picky that the snow was dirty and I was getting annoyed that I wanted a white snow man. Melissa was covering it with snow while she was carrying another snowball like it’s her baby or a football. We were cracking up. I had to take a photo of her “baby”. OMG my stomach was hurting from laughing so much. Poor Melissa, her face was so red.

 

We put rocks as eyes, nose, mouth, and buttons. I broke branches from a very thorny brush for the arms. I added my beanie as a hat but I quickly took it away cuz my hair was out of control. I put another one instead.  This is the tallest snowman I have ever built.  I think for 2 California girls this was not bad.
FAVE PIC
  A few people took photos of our snowman. Before we left it became a snowwoman…..WE ADDED BOOBS!!!!!

 

We continued to drive the rest of the scenic route and took many photos on the route. We eventually just stay inside the car or until I saw a beautiful picture moment. WOW this is a rare occasion. I did not want to miss it. Unfortunately, I forgot my bear, BOBO. I might swing by tomorrow. I hope the snow will still be there. It has been very cold that the snow sticked better than my area. WHAT A WEEK!!!!!!

 

 NEWS REPORT:



Statement as of 7:20 am PST on December 18, 2008

 

... Las Vegas hits the Jackpot for snow in December...

 

An all-time record snow for the month of December in Las Vegas was

set yesterday December 17th 2008.
PRINCESS MAKING A SNOWBALL
3.6 inches of snow was measured

at the National Weather Service office located about 2 miles

southwest of McCarran International Airport. This broke the record

for the most snow ever in the month of December in Las Vegas since

the start of official records in 1937 which was 2.0 inches on

December 15th 1967. This is now the 8th greatest snowstorm ever in

official Las Vegas weather records for any month. The 3.6 inches of

snow measured yesterday also set a new daily record for snow for

December 17th breaking the old record of a trace set in 1992.

 

Measurable snow has only fallen on 5 instances since 1937 in the

month of December in Las Vegas counting yesterday... 2.0 inches of

snow was measured on December 15th 1967... 0.4 inches of snow fell on

December 5th 1972.
OOOO NAUGHTY
.. 1.0 inch of snow was recorded on December 6th

1998 and more recently 1.3 inches of snow was recorded on December

30th 2003. Thus the 3.6 inches of snow that fell yesterday is the

most snow to ever fall on a calender day in December in Las Vegas.

 

The 3.6 inches of snow that fell at Las Vegas yesterday was the most

snow to fall in Las Vegas from a single storm since 7.8 inches of

snow from January 30th through February 2nd in 1979.

 

December 2008 will now rank as the 6th snowiest month ever in Las

Vegas since 1937. The snowiest month ever was way back in January

1949 when 16.7 inches fell. The last time this much snow fell in any

month in Las Vegas was in January 1979 when 9.9 inches fell.

 

Snowfall records in Las Vegas were recorded at McCarran

International Airport through January 31st 1996 and since February

1st 1996 have been kept at the NWS office on Dean Martin Road.


 

In addition... a daily liquid precipitation record was set at

McCarran International Airport yesterday with 0.73 inches of

precipitation recorded. This broke the old record of 0.44 inches for

December 17th set in 1940.

 

This additional preciptation brought the December monthly total up

to 1.02 inches of liquid. This makes for the 9th wettest December on

record.

 

Also... the high temperature on December 17th only reached 39

degrees. This broke the previous low maximum temperature record of

43 degrees set in 1967.



mellemel8 says:
welcome tracy and mark :) i know melissa i loved it.
Posted on: Dec 19, 2008
Melissa919 says:
That was so fun playing in the snow!!!
Posted on: Dec 19, 2008
TRE69 says:
Woo hoo! Thanks for making me a snowman/snowwoman!=D I want to frolic in the snow too :(
Posted on: Dec 19, 2008
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THE QUEEN
THE QUEEN
FAVE PIC
FAVE PIC
FAVE PIC
FAVE PIC
PRINCESS MAKING A SNOWBALL
PRINCESS MAKING A SNOWBALL
OOOO NAUGHTY
OOOO NAUGHTY
THE DRIVE THERE
THE DRIVE THERE
I LOVE CLOUDS
I LOVE CLOUDS
THE DRIVE THERE
THE DRIVE THERE
THE DRIVE THERE
THE DRIVE THERE
MELISSA
MELISSA
THE DRIVE THERE
THE DRIVE THERE
THE DRIVE THERE
THE DRIVE THERE
I LOVE CLOUDS
I LOVE CLOUDS
I LOVE CLOUDS
I LOVE CLOUDS
I LOVE CLOUDS
I LOVE CLOUDS
THE PRINCESS
THE PRINCESS
COLD
COLD
NOT RED
NOT RED
NOT RED
NOT RED
NOT RED
NOT RED
NOT RED
NOT RED
NOT RED
NOT RED
FAVE PIC
FAVE PIC
FLUFFY
FLUFFY
THROWING AT ME
THROWING AT ME
CARRYING HER BABY
CARRYING HER BABY
CRACKING UP
CRACKING UP
IT IS MISSING SOMETHING....
IT IS MISSING SOMETHING....
FAVE PIC
FAVE PIC
AH YES
AH YES
FAVE PIC OF MELISSA
FAVE PIC OF MELISSA
CUTE
CUTE
ME AND POPSICLE
ME AND POPSICLE
....AND AGAIN
....AND AGAIN
HAHAHHA
HAHAHHA
MY PAL
MY PAL
DIRTY SNOWMAN
DIRTY SNOWMAN
BLACK IS BETTER
BLACK IS BETTER
WHAT A VIEW
WHAT A VIEW
WHAT A VIEW
WHAT A VIEW
VERY DEEP...NOT
VERY DEEP...NOT
CLEAR VALLEY
CLEAR VALLEY
ITS SNOW WOMAN!!!
IT'S SNOW WOMAN!!!
FAVE PIC
FAVE PIC
FAVE PIC
FAVE PIC
FAVE PIC
FAVE PIC
IT CAN SEE RED ROCK HOTEL
IT CAN SEE RED ROCK HOTEL
FAVE PIC
FAVE PIC
HAHAHAHA MY NEIGHBORS HOUSE
HAHAHAHA MY NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE
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