Las Vegas Strip sees rare snowfall as winter storm wallops Southwest originally appeared on abcnews.go.com
Tourists hitting the Las Vegas Strip this week are witnessing rare snowfall.
Las Vegas' airport measured .3 inches Thursday morning, making Feb. 21 the fifth snow day for February 2019, tying the record for number of February snow days set in 1974.
West Summerlin, located just outside Las Vegas, saw over seven inches of snow.
The Scenic Drive and Visitor Center will be closed this morning, but you can enjoy this snow from almost anywhere in Las Vegas right now! pic.twitter.com/BepCSA4GsF— Red Rock Canyon LV (@RedRockCynLV) February 21, 2019
From the @NHPSouthernComm - I-15 SB closed at Primm due to hazardous road conditions between Primm and Baker. There is no time frame for when the freeway will reopen. Expect major delays if attempting to travel between California and Nevada. #WinterStorm #VegasWeather pic.twitter.com/9WaSwz5Aun— Clark County Nevada (@ClarkCountyNV) February 21, 2019
As a winter storm walloped the Southwest, parts of Arizona saw over 2 feet of snow, and snow also fell in the mountains outside of Los Angeles and San Diego.
As of 1250hrs, snow is falling at the 1500’ level in the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu, CA. Roads will be slippery. Please drive safely! #LAweather @NWSLosAngeles @CHPWestValley @CaltransDist7 pic.twitter.com/jrgxlGg4Vr— LACoFireAirOps (@LACoFireAirOps) February 21, 2019
Winter storm warnings continue Thursday for five southwestern states -– Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado -- as more snow is on the way.
Friday night into Saturday morning, the central and northern Plains will see heavy snow while the southern Plains will be hit with rain.
Ongoing heavy rain and flash floods are threatening the South through the weekend, from Arkansas to Memphis to Nashville to West Virginia.
Damaging wind gusts, hail and tornadoes are all possible on Saturday across the South, lower Mississippi Valley and Tennessee Valley.
On Saturday heavy snow and whiteout conditions are expected across the upper Midwest where parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin are having their snowiest February on record.
The Northeast will get a blast of heavy rain Saturday night into Sunday morning, from Washington, D.C., to New York City to Boston.