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October 23, 2018

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Las Vegas ski resort welcomes 6 inches of snow

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Courtesy of Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort

A view of Mount Charleston, which received about 6 inches of snow Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.

A fresh layer of snow blanketed the area around the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort this morning after a storm system brought 6 inches of snow to the area and rain to the valley over the weekend, the National Weather Service said.

The snow fell between Sunday afternoon and this morning at the resort, located in the Mount Charleston area, resort spokeswoman Veronica Kawka said.

Elevations near the residential areas of Mount Charleston, meanwhile, reported about 0.7 inches, National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Outler said.

A storm system that passed through the area was headed toward Arizona, and though another system from Northern Nevada is also expected to travel through to Arizona, the valley likely won't see any precipitation because of it, he said.

Although there is about a 30 percent chance of snow tonight on Mount Charleston, no snow accumulation is expected this week, he said.

Early snowfall Sunday was accompanied by rain across the valley.

The National Weather Service's official measurements from McCarran International Airport show 0.46 inches of rain fell Sunday, and areas near Summerlin experienced a little more than 0.5 inches, Outler said.

Areas near Henderson saw the least amount of rain, about 0.25 inches, he said.

The showers are not expected to continue into the week, he said, and meteorologists are forecasting a dry week with heavy cloud coverage tonight that is expected to clear out at least partially by Tuesday.

Temperatures are expected to stay about 60 degrees this week with lows in the low to mid 40s, Outler said.

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