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A car tries to navigate down a street littered with downed tree limbs and other debris after a tornado touched down Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, in the Midtown area of Mobile, Ala. A Christmas Day twister outbreak left damage across the Deep South while holiday travelers in the nation's much colder midsection battled sometimes treacherous driving conditions from freezing rain and blizzard conditions.

Large, powerful storm heads east; at least 6 dead
Published Wed, Dec 26, 2012 (9:16 a.m.), Updated Wed, Dec 26, 2012 (5:40 p.m.)
A powerful winter storm system pounded the nation's midsection Wednesday and headed toward the Northeast, where people braced for the high winds and heavy snow that disrupted holiday travel, knocked out power to thousands of homes and were blamed in at least six deaths.
Snow flurries reported across Las Vegas Valley
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Snow flurries were reported across the Las Vegas Valley this morning, the National Weather Service said. The west side of the valley saw the most flurries, though the snow did not stick to the ground.
Department of Parks and Recreation employee Phillip Forney shovels snow and ice in downtown Columbus, Ind., Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. The most wintery weather in nearly a year blew into southern Indiana overnight closing or delaying many area schools, slowing traffic at times, and precipitating a few slides-offs.
Snowstorm weakening after dumping snow in Midwest
Friday, December 21, 2012
The first widespread snowstorm of the season weakened as it moved east Friday, but not before it dumped more than 1 ½ feet of snow in Michigan and made travel difficult in the Great Lakes region.
Winter greets Las Vegas with sub-freezing weather
Friday, December 21, 2012
Las Vegas woke up Friday morning to a chilly first day of winter — the third consecutive day of widespread sub-freezing weather. At least one more round of sub-freezing weather is expected Saturday.
Travelers hope to be on their way after major Midwest snowstorm
Friday, December 21, 2012
Travelers facing canceled flights and closed roads were hoping to finally head to their holiday destinations Friday as a widespread snowstorm that dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Midwest moved across the Great Lakes toward Canada.
Wintry mix of weather moving into Las Vegas
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Get ready for an early taste of winter — a quick shot of rain and wind moves into the Las Vegas Valley later today, followed by the coldest weather of the season Wednesday and Thursday.
Soaking rain to move out by midday
Friday, December 14, 2012
The Las Vegas Valley received a thorough soaking during the last 24 hours, but the slow and steady rain does not pose a danger of causing floods, and the precipitation should mostly be gone by midday, according to the National Weather Service.
Students carry umbrellas as they leave Bartlett Elementary School during light rain in Henderson Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. The storm system is expected to bring up to a half-inch of rain this afternoon and evening across the Las Vegas Valley.
Snow falling on Mount Charleston; rain expected for Las Vegas
Weather:
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Mount Charleston is getting a holiday snow cap, with just under an inch accumulating shortly before noon in the community 25 miles west of Las Vegas.
Storm clouds roll in over the Las Vegas Valley and a B1 Lancer on static display at Nellis Air Force Base during the Aviation Nation air show Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.
Freeze warning in effect overnight
Snow reported in parts of valley Saturday
Saturday, November 10, 2012
After snow was reported in parts of the valley Saturday, a freeze warning has been issued for Clark County that will last until 8 a.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service reported.
A backyard in Henderson is illuminated by lightning amid a thunderstorm late Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. Hail was reported in various parts of Henderson; its accumulation is seen on the grass.
Storms dump rain, hail, snow on Las Vegas Valley, surrounding mountains
Friday, October 12, 2012
After heavy rains and hail Thursday in some parts of the Las Vegas Valley, much of Friday is being spent cleaning up from the storm. Clark County spokesman Dan Kulin said crews will be out Friday clearing mud, rocks and other debris washed into roadways by rainfall.
Snow possible Thursday night at Mount Charleston as storm moves in
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Don't be surprised if you see the first dusting of snow on Mount Charleston late Thursday night or Friday morning. An unseasonably strong fall weather system will move Wednesday through Friday through the Las Vegas area.
Snow fell Friday at the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort on Mount Charleston days after the resort closed for the season, April 13, 2012.
Snow falling on Mount Charleston, rain likely for Las Vegas Valley, forecaster says
Friday, April 13, 2012
Snow is falling at Mount Charleston and rain is expected Friday evening in the Las Vegas Valley, a National Weather Service forecaster said. A winter storm warning is in effect until 9 a.m. Saturday on the mountain above 5,000 feet in elevation.
A man walks through the snow, Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, in Denver. A powerful winter storm swept across Colorado today as it headed east, bringing blizzard warnings to eastern Colorado and winter storm warnings for southeast Wyoming, western Kansas and western Nebraska.
Denver snowstorm’s effects on Super Bowl weekend in Las Vegas expected to be minimal
Friday, February 3, 2012
A heavy snowstorm that has dumped nearly a foot of snow in the Denver area is causing airline delays and cancellations that could slow the flow of visitors into Las Vegas for Super Bowl weekend.
Gregory Rudowsky meets with Metro Police search and rescue Officer Jim Rogan after his Friday morning rescue from Mount Charleston.
Hiker stranded in snowstorm on Mount Charleston rescued
Friday, December 2, 2011
A Canadian hiker rescued today after being stranded in a snowstorm on Mount Charleston said he called for help because he was afraid of getting lost if he tried to make it down alone. The hiker, Gregory Rudowsky, and his dog, Tiki, were lifted off the mountain via helicopter by a Metro Police search and rescue team. Rudowsky, an experienced hiker, said he walked up the Bonanza Trail in Lee Canyon on Wednesday with plans to camp overnight and hike out Thursday morning. But when he woke up Thursday, a winter storm had already dumped two feet of snow on ...
Lost hiker to spend night on mountain as rescue suspended
public safety:
Thursday, December 1, 2011
A hiker lost in a snowstorm on Mount Charleston this morning has indicated he will be able to make it through the night on the mountain but will need help getting out in the morning, Metro Police said.
8 inches of snow reported at Mount Charleston; rain sweeps valley
Friday, November 4, 2011
Rain in the valley and snow on Mount Charleston had people grabbing their umbrellas and shifting into four-wheel drive on Friday. Snow on the mountain prompted the Regional Transportation Commission to issue a road hazard advisory.
The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort opened for the season Oct. 8, 2011.
Las Vegas ski resort is among the first in country to open
Recreation:
Saturday, October 8, 2011
You're in luck if the cooler temperatures in the valley have made you eager for winter sports. The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort became among the first in the country to open a ski lift early this morning after nine inches of snow fell on Mount Charleston this week.
A statue at Green Valley and Wigwam Parkways is seen covered in snow Thursday, December 18, 2008.
Photos: Remembering snowstorms in Las Vegas offers retreat from the heat
Friday, August 26, 2011
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 cold stuff from time to time.
Rain expected through Saturday morning in Las Vegas Valley
Mount Charleston could see up to 18 inches of snow
Friday, February 18, 2011
A wet weekend is in the works as Las Vegas will be hit with a storm bringing rain, strong winds and, at higher elevations, some snow to the valley, forecasters said. National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Harrison said the brunt of the rainfall was expected late Friday night.
A view of homes in the Echo Canyon subdivision of Kyle Canyon on Thursday. Metro search and rescue officers evacuated residents from the area due to an avalanche threat. All the residents who were contacted evacuated voluntarily, said Metro Sgt. Eric Fricker. Areas of Kyle Canyon received between 37 and 90 inches of snow.
Mount Charleston residents return home after avalanche warning lifted
Friday, December 24, 2010
Mount Charleston residents were allowed back to their homes Friday after an avalanche warning for the Echo Canyon area was downgraded to an advisory, Clark County spokesman Dan Kulin said. Power still remains out in the Kyle Canyon area, and only residents are being allowed past the State Route 157 and 158 junction.
School district sets makeup date for December snow day
Thursday, January 15, 2009
A day off from school because of snow last month may have been fun, but now students will make up that time on March 2. Previously scheduled as a staff development day, when students stay home but teachers come in for seminars or other work, March 2 will now be a regular school day.
Construction growth in Las Vegas has led to the city retaining more of its daytime heat into the evening, according to a local meteorologist for the National Weather Service.
Forecaster: 2008 showed Las Vegas warming up
'Heat island effect' contributed to rise in overall temperatures, says meteorologist
Friday, January 2, 2009
Last year, Las Vegas was hotter and drier than normal — and it was the fourth warmest year on record, according to the National Weather Service. But Andrew Gorelow, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service's Las Vegas office, didn't want to attribute it to global warming. "Las Vegas is climatologically getting warmer," Gorelow said today. "A lot of that could be attributed to the heat island effect."
Las Vegas snow emergency
ASK MR. SUN:
Friday, December 26, 2008
Some states call out the National Guard if they are overwhelmed.
A broken tree branch lays on the snow-covered grass in front of a home on Arpeggio Avenue, near Rossini Street in Anthem Thursday afternoon.
Experts advise on how to tend to snow-damaged trees
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
While the recent snow may have made for beautiful scenery while it was falling, in many areas of the Las Vegas Valley the sun's drying rays revealed an aftermath of broken and bent tree branches and sickly looking palm trees and shrubs.
Snow makes for a busy night at BC Hospital
Friday, December 19, 2008
When Deb Balido arrived at work at Boulder City Hospital on Wednesday, she hadn't figured on being there for 29 hours.

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