Snow and rain sweep across Southern Nevada for a second day

Weather

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas valley residents are once again waking up to snow flurries across parts of the valley.

The National Weather Service reports neighborhoods from the northwest to the southwest part of the valley could see as much as two inches of snow.

During his 5 p.m. weather report Tuesday, Meteorologist Tedd Florendo said the snow totals for some areas in the Las Vegas valley are as follow:

  • Lee Canyon: 17 inches
  • Centennial Hills: 1-3 inches
  • Summerlin: 1-3 inches
  • Anthem Hills: .5-2 inches

According to Tedd, other places across the valley just received a dusting of snow or a pinch.

Viewer Valentina Sena sent this video Tuesday morning of snowfall near the 215 and Sahara Ave.

Nevada Highway Patrol is warning that the snow and rain are causing some dangerous driving conditions. There were more than 40 crashes reported on Monday.

ROAD CLOSURES:

Lee Canyon Road, or SR-156, was closed in both directions, but has since reopened, according to NDOT.

The Red Rock Canyon scenic loop delayed opening until about 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday due to snow. The loop was closed for several hours Monday due to unsafe conditions. Reservations are required.

Chains or snow tires are required to travel to Mount Charleston due to snowy conditions.


A winter storm brought the snow and rain to the area Monday. Residents 8 News Now spoke with, who caught a glimpse of the snow, say they feel lucky.

“It was very exciting. I am a local here. I’ve lived here for about 9 years, and we’ve only had snow twice,” said James Beckman, Summerlin resident. “So it was definitely exciting. I was not expecting snow at all today, so looking out my window, it was really great to see.”

Delightful as the snow is, residents like Beckman have to make sure they bundle up, because along with the precipitation, it’s expected to be a cold week.

The National Weather Service reports the snow will taper off but another storm system is headed for the valley later in the week.

Heavier snow fell in the Spring Mountains and southern Clark County. Check this link for the latest on the snowpack at Lee Canyon.

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