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jaydub
Dec 17, 2008, 07:16 PM
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:eek:

MacDawg
Dec 17, 2008, 07:17 PM
Do people go nuts there when it snows like they do in the South?

Does everything come to a grinding halt?
Do the stores run out of milk and bread? :rolleyes:

Woof, Woof - Dawg http://homepage.mac.com/k.j.vinson/pawprint.gif

iJohnHenry
Dec 17, 2008, 07:18 PM
So, are you stranded for 3 days??

jaydub
Dec 17, 2008, 07:20 PM
I've lived here for 11 years and I've never seen this. We'll see if it become Armageddon or what. :D

SkyBell
Dec 17, 2008, 07:22 PM
Pretty awesome, huh? :) It snowed here in south Texas last week, everyone flipped out.:p

obey908
Dec 17, 2008, 07:29 PM
global warming at its finest

iJohnHenry
Dec 17, 2008, 07:31 PM
Shifting weather patterns at their finest. ;)

bradl
Dec 17, 2008, 07:31 PM
I'm up by Lone Mountain in Summerlin, and I'm having a blast in this! Call me evil, but I am having a blast at the expense of the locals here who don't know how to drive in rain, let alone the snow. It's come down thick over the past day, and doesn't show any sign of letting up.

My to-be mother-in-law can't make it home to Kingman, AZ, because every possible route to get there is closed. Highway 93 to Phoenix is closed at Railroad Pass (Boulder City). Highway 95 is closed at Searchlight, and I-15 is closed at the Nevada/California state line.

What's funnier is that I haven't seen a shovel sold here in almost 10 years, and they don't have any emergency snow routes, nor snow crews to handle this. The closest snow equipment is at Mt. Charleston, some 35 miles northwest and 5000ft higher.

BL.

Melrose
Dec 17, 2008, 07:42 PM
Here I thought Vegas was always sunny and dry!

We just got a few inches of snow in NY last night, but it got to mid-30s today and most melted off. It would be cool to have a big dump of snow and be trapped for a couple days (with power, of course)

GoCubsGo
Dec 17, 2008, 07:42 PM
Do people go nuts there when it snows like they do in the South?

Does everything come to a grinding halt?
Do the stores run out of milk and bread? :rolleyes:

Woof, Woof - Dawg http://homepage.mac.com/k.j.vinson/pawprint.gif

If it is anything like so. cal. they do.
Retards! It rains and OMGWTFBBQ all over the stupid freeways!

jaydub
Dec 17, 2008, 07:48 PM
If it is anything like so. cal. they do.
Retards! It rains and OMGWTFBBQ all over the stupid freeways!

OMGWTFBBQ is an understatement... hehe

thomahawk
Dec 17, 2008, 07:59 PM
never thought it would ever snow in texas, but las vegas is even more surprising for me

bradl
Dec 17, 2008, 08:05 PM
I moved to Vegas in January of 1998, to escape the cold and snow of Nebraska. Even more so, I took the southern route to get around a snow storm coming through Colorado. Drove down to Oklahoma City, then took I-40 all the way to Kingman, then US Highway 93 north into the city. Told myself that I'll be okay now, as it won't snow in Vegas.....


Next day, it snows. Luckily, it was only about 40F (4C) so I was out in a t-shirt and shorts. and of course, I got the funny looks because anything below 70F is cold to people in Vegas. ;)

BL.

QuarterSwede
Dec 17, 2008, 08:07 PM
Snow on palm trees. That's just wrong.

jaydub
Dec 17, 2008, 08:09 PM
Snow on palm trees. That's just wrong.
I'm from Pueblo originally so this isn't odd in and of itself, but having it in Vegas is very memorable. I'm glad they let me out of work early enough to get home and take a few pictures!

GSMiller
Dec 17, 2008, 08:14 PM
Do people go nuts there when it snows like they do in the South?

Does everything come to a grinding halt?
Do the stores run out of milk and bread? :rolleyes:

Woof, Woof - Dawg http://homepage.mac.com/k.j.vinson/pawprint.gif

Ugh I know! I happened to be going to the grocery store the day before a big storm was supposed to move through the region and it was insane. Drives me nuts.

Soma 115
Dec 17, 2008, 08:52 PM
I'm from Chicago and over that past couple days we've gotten about 8 inches, and its been in the single digits. Wonder what would happen in vegas if the same thing happened. :D

Tomorrow
Dec 17, 2008, 09:02 PM
Video attached. Sorry for the .wmv, but I'm traveling without my Mac and all I have is this PC.

I'm from Texas but in Las Vegas for business this week - I thought it was funny when my wife told me it was snowing back home a couple of days ago. This, I guess, is karma.

sycho
Dec 17, 2008, 10:11 PM
Bah, that's not winter!

In Thunder Bay it was around -35C before windchill for like this whole week. That's winter.:p

me_94501
Dec 18, 2008, 01:05 AM
Bah, that's not winter!

In Thunder Bay it was around -35C before windchill for like this whole week. That's winter.:p

Around here we've been topping off around 49-50 degrees the past few days (it's 36F as I type this) and we're all complaining about how cold it is. We coastal Californians are wusses when it comes to cold weather. :p

CalmEnvy
Dec 18, 2008, 02:51 AM
Well that's interesting. Anyways, time to get reading for snowmageddon, that's what there calling it by me lol. Should have about 50cm (19.7in) by the end of the weekend. Got about 2in of snow yesterday.

Bah, that's not winter!

In Thunder Bay it was around -35C before windchill for like this whole week. That's winter.:p

Doubt we will be having that but it's been -22C with the windchill so far by me. Still waiting on -30C but hey, thats winter in Canada lol.

MacNoobie
Dec 18, 2008, 03:26 AM
It IS funny to watch all the people who dont know wtf to do when an inch + comes down.

CalmEnvy
Dec 18, 2008, 06:04 AM
You're fu*kin sh*ttin me right?
and it IS funny to watch all the people who dont know wtf to do when an inch + comes down.

LOL so true though, it's amazing what happens when places that don't get snow get like an inch or so. I'm awaiting the 20 or so inches were supposed to get over the weekend.

Ropie
Dec 18, 2008, 06:10 AM
My God! People actually live in Las Vegas?!?! I thought it was all just gangsters and strips..

davedepinoy
Dec 18, 2008, 06:12 AM
:eek:
It's the sign of the apocalypse, tis the end of days!

; )

neiltc13
Dec 18, 2008, 06:17 AM
I bet you are glad you bought that giant car with giant tyres for your one day of snow and your flat roads. It's worth getting 5mpg for the rest of the year if you can go out when your neighbours are sliding around in their cars!

rdowns
Dec 18, 2008, 06:31 AM
http://images.huffingtonpost.com/gen/54354/thumbs/s-LAS-VEGAS-SNOW-large.jpg

MacBoobsPro
Dec 18, 2008, 06:33 AM
If that amount of snow fell somewhere in England the whole country would implode. Its embarrassing to say the least. :o

iBlue
Dec 18, 2008, 06:44 AM
THE END IS NEIGH! Snow in vegas! :eek:

I lived in los angeles when it snowed one morning and people freaked out. School was cancelled (or delayed, now I can't remember) and everything, all for a measly half inch of snow. But what a sight to behold. I happily preserved my little snowman (real L.A. snow!) in the freezer for a few weeks before my mother sacrificed it for space.
Aaaanyway...

good photos, thanks.

CalmEnvy
Dec 18, 2008, 07:08 AM
If that amount of snow fell somewhere in England the whole country would implode. Its embarrassing to say the least. :o

My Mom lived in England for about a three years and she said that when they got an inch everything halted. I'll post pictures of our snow fall after the weekend. Were supposedly going to get 20 inches of snow.

Stampyhead
Dec 18, 2008, 07:13 AM
If that amount of snow fell somewhere in England the whole country would implode. Its embarrassing to say the least. :o

Yeah, sigh. I've lived over here for 5 months now and I'm really missing the snow.
Snow in Vegas is hilarious! I've always hated that city, a bastion of depravity in the middle of a god-forsaken desert. I used to live in Phoenix and I despise the Southwest more than words can say...

LeahM
Dec 18, 2008, 09:56 AM
So thats where all the snow has gone! We had a good snowfall and then it melted. So now its just cold.

I hope all your plants don't die from shock

iBecks
Dec 18, 2008, 10:00 AM
I wish we had decent snow here in the UK. :(

jaydub
Dec 18, 2008, 10:16 AM
I bet you are glad you bought that giant car with giant tyres for your one day of snow and your flat roads. It's worth getting 5mpg for the rest of the year if you can go out when your neighbours are sliding around in their cars!

I get 21MPG, and I frequently have a lot of people in my car. Care to pass judgment on any other of my belongings?

timerollson
Dec 18, 2008, 11:03 AM
I bet you are glad you bought that giant car with giant tyres for your one day of snow and your flat roads. It's worth getting 5mpg for the rest of the year if you can go out when your neighbours are sliding around in their cars!

You're the most annoying poster in this section.

bradl
Dec 18, 2008, 01:38 PM
I bet you are glad you bought that giant car with giant tyres for your one day of snow and your flat roads. It's worth getting 5mpg for the rest of the year if you can go out when your neighbours are sliding around in their cars!

Las Vegas, Nevada. Elevation: 2030ft above sea level. Bordered on all sides by mountains. Spring Mountains to the west with Mt. Charleston (tallest peak in Nevada at 11,916ft above sea level), Hoover Dam to the east, at the lowest peak in the valley at 1900ft above sea level. To the south with a 5000ft peak at Primm, Nevada, and to the north a 4000ft peak at Apex, Nevada.

The entire area is rugged mountainous high dry desert. So you bloody well need something that will get over that area. And having had a Chevrolet Blazer before, I can guarantee you get at least 20 - 25MPG in it, and helps tremendously when you CARPOOL.

There's an old saying. It is wiser to remain silent and have everyone think you're an idiot, than to speak out and remove all doubt.

BL.

I'm 5 ft 8
Dec 18, 2008, 01:45 PM
Snow is Las Vegas.... yes but it's a 'dry snow ' right ????;)

bradl
Dec 18, 2008, 01:54 PM
Snow is Las Vegas.... yes but it's a 'dry snow ' right ????;)

We wish!

This is wet and sticky. It's going to be around for a while. And since people in Vegas (the desert in general) don't know how to drive in the rain, they sure as hell don't know how to drive in snow!

That's what makes this fun. May be worth a trip to the Spaghetti Bowl (junctio of I-15, US-93/US-95/I-515) to watch the calamity.

BL.

fanbrain
Dec 18, 2008, 03:22 PM
We got 2+" here in St. George, UT (same climate as Vegas) and school was closed for the day. The buses can't get around in this stuff. Summer tires + snow= no go.

Nobody knows how to drive in the stuff. Nobody owns a snow shovel. Houses aren't insulated well enough, trees break, children cry... It's actually quite humorous. Cars flying all over the place. People driving around like nothing is different. I feel bad for the local paramedics that have to deal with dumb drivers and over-confident maniacs.

dXTC
Dec 18, 2008, 03:55 PM
:eek:
It's the sign of the apocalypse, tis the end of days!

; )

...Dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria! :p

bradl
Dec 18, 2008, 04:00 PM
...Dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria! :p

Or better yet, Armageddon.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/savesthed24/luxor3.jpg

BL.

bobfitz14
Dec 19, 2008, 11:22 AM
here in MA we're supposed to be getting a foot of snow! fricken finally:cool: i hate the changing weather patterns!

wingnut8
Dec 19, 2008, 11:46 AM
More evidence of global warming.

wwooden
Dec 19, 2008, 12:19 PM
Looking at the original pictures, it's clear that none of the plants are used to the weight of snow.

notjustjay
Dec 19, 2008, 12:19 PM
Fun. Here in Ontario, Canada we've been receiving regular snowdumps since Hallowe'en, with at least three more storms to come in the next few days. We kinda just shrug and keep shovelling.

But, it does really all depend on having snow removal equipment. Even though I've lived here all my life and have driven in snowy weather for years, I still don't like driving on onplowed roads right after or during a snowstorm. Our first snowfall was about 6 inches that fell in late October, and caught most of us by surprise. I had to stop by Wal Mart to buy a snow brush for my car because even though I already had one, it wasn't already in the car and I needed one sooner. And the roads were ridiculously slippery, especially in my balding summer tires. Then the power went out, so nobody could see the traffic signals... :rolleyes:

All it takes is one guy to not realize that you need to increase your stopping distance by 3 to 5 times and BOOM, you've got a chain reaction collision or cars in the ditch.

Here, the rough snowy roads only last a day or so until the plows get through, and then all is fine again.

jaydub
Dec 19, 2008, 12:40 PM
Looking at the original pictures, it's clear that none of the plants are used to the weight of snow.
No, not at all. I may have lost a few plants as a result. :\

SlasherDuff
Dec 19, 2008, 07:07 PM
now I'm waiting for snow to fall here in Florida...


Hey it could happen:D

SkyBell
Dec 19, 2008, 07:18 PM
Not to hijack the thread, but just thought I'd share a picture of the snow in South Texas last week. :)

evilgEEk
Dec 19, 2008, 07:49 PM
I love all the snow on the palm trees. Heh.

We've had fairly good snowfall for about three weeks, but that's normal. :) It also snowed about an inch in mid October. October, people!! Crazy.

I get 21MPG, and I frequently have a lot of people in my car. Care to pass judgment on any other of my belongings?

What a stupid satellite dish!!

;)

thomahawk
Dec 19, 2008, 07:52 PM
if it starts snowing in hawaii. im going to freaking scream and go nuts. cuz that means we are all screwed

11800506
Dec 19, 2008, 08:29 PM
Ughh. Las Vegas has gotten more snow in the entire season than we have in DC so far. That's just sad. Today all we got was rain. Why can't it actually snow here for once?

Harmless Abuse
Dec 19, 2008, 09:52 PM
I'm from Chicago and over that past couple days we've gotten about 8 inches, and its been in the single digits. Wonder what would happen in vegas if the same thing happened. :D

I'm from Southeastern Michigan, and we got six inches last Wednesday, then another six early this morning, on top of a half of an inch of ice.

It's going to stay well below freezing for over a week.

Sunday we're supposed to get another 3-5 inches, then Wednesday ANOTHER 3-5 inches.

Mind you, nothing is going to melt between this time as it's supposed to stay in the low 20's and cloudy, sometimes dropping into the teens or single digits.

With a bit of wind.

We're going to be buried.

I'd laugh so hard if I was in Vegas right now. I thoroughly enjoy my snow, and over here it takes A LOT of it to stop people from going about daily life. The only thing that closed schools here today, including my college, was the fact that we had freezing rain for a while. I was frustrated that it was hard to find a snow shovel yesterday though =\ everyone was preparing for the upcoming storms this next week.

CalmEnvy
Dec 20, 2008, 06:58 AM
Here, this was last March in Canada:

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/6896/s6001048jl0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/654/s6001050ml3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Don't have anywhere that amount of snow yet but they said we shouldn't be getting that much... yeah like I'm going to believe the weather stations lol.

jaydub
Dec 21, 2008, 10:17 AM
Again, I love how regions which normally get snow scoff at what fell in Vegas. We have no means by which to clear off the snow. No shovels, no plows, no snowblowers, no plane de-icing equipment.

It isn't about the quantity, it's about the fact that we never get snow and were thus completely unprepared. :p

notjustjay
Dec 22, 2008, 11:30 AM
Again, I love how regions which normally get snow scoff at what fell in Vegas.

We may scoff, but deep down we're jealous. I'd trade my snow shovels for sunshine and warmth in an instant.

jaydub
Dec 22, 2008, 11:47 AM
We may scoff, but deep down we're jealous. I'd trade my snow shovels for sunshine and warmth in an instant.

I do not miss the snow at all... livin in Colorado for most of my life, I like visiting because it guarantees that I won't have to shovel it!

bbbensen
Dec 22, 2008, 02:43 PM
if it starts snowing in hawaii. im going to freaking scream and go nuts. cuz that means we are all screwed

It snows here occasionally. At the beginning of this year, it snowed on Haleakala.

149591
;)

xper
Dec 22, 2008, 02:48 PM
Again, I love how regions which normally get snow scoff at what fell in Vegas. We have no means by which to clear off the snow. No shovels, no plows, no snowblowers, no plane de-icing equipment.

It isn't about the quantity, it's about the fact that we never get snow and were thus completely unprepared. :p

You dont need any of that equipment to remove half inch of snow :p

fanbrain
Dec 22, 2008, 02:57 PM
You dont need any of that equipment to remove half inch of snow :p

.5" is still enough to hose the whole town. Happens here every time it snows. What do most people do when temps rise to 110-115+ in the summer? Panic and die. It's normal to us.

Humidity is another story... :eek:

HBOC
Jan 8, 2009, 10:48 AM
we got bombed here in the PNW the last few weeks. I had to put chains on in 40 mph winds in freezing rain, and the temperature w/o wind chill was a balmy 12 degrees... 2 feet of snow in like 3 days...

Lots of people in my complex were stranded. This is near downtown PDX