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April 17, 2015

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Photos: Remembering snowstorms in Las Vegas offers retreat from the heat


Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun

A statue at Green Valley and Wigwam Parkways is seen covered in snow Thursday, December 18, 2008.

This week’s record-high temperatures might make some Las Vegans consider moving to colder climes where snow is more common than 110-degree heat waves. But Las Vegas does get the white stuff from time to time.

Although it doesn’t happen every year, Las Vegas averaged 0.3 inches of snow annually from 1981 to 2010.

The most snow ever recorded from a storm in Las Vegas was Jan. 4-5, 1974, when 9 inches fell at McCarran International Airport. But unofficial weather records say a whopping 13 inches fell Dec. 20-21, 1909.

To help you cool off, here’s a look at some snowstorms Las Vegas has experienced in the last 15 years:

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    1. Sorry, didn't help. It's still FREAKIN' HOT!!!!

    2. "This week's record-high temperatures might make some Las Vegans consider moving to colder climes ..."

      Wouldn't that be amazing, to lose some of the complainers?

    3. If my better half didn't have a good job here, we'd be outta town in nothing flat. Can you say dry, ugly, hot and about a dozen other things? I'll take that snow anyday.