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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Great Las Vegas Blizzard of 2008

Can you believe it? Yesterday it snowed in Las Vegas and tomorrow we are expecting more! That's right, the folks who know about weather stuff are saying we can expect another 3 - 4 inches of the white stuff overnight and into tomorrow.

Our valley looks amazing right now. For more on the story, and a good slide show, visit the Las Vegas Sun.

Now I know some of you are of the global warming schmarming crowd and will look to portray this in that light, but let's just take a day or so and enjoy the incredible beauty God has given us.

Here are a few more surprising pictures, from today's Las Vegas Review Journal.


Winter Cactus

Snow in the Desert

Comments on "The Great Las Vegas Blizzard of 2008"


Blogger Mike's America said ... (2:17 PM) : 

So much for global warming.

Neat photos. I wish we had some snow but it reached 70 F today.

We did have an earthquake not too far away but I didn't feel it.


Blogger Pastor David Curtis said ... (4:50 PM) : 


Truly remarkable. Nice Photos. It is 5 degrees outside in Burns right now. Yes that is 5 degrees farenheit. About 5-6 inches on the ground. We will not be above freezing until Christmas day. Yeah!!!...Can't wait to move to the beach where it is warmer.


Blogger Dave Miller said ... (6:23 PM) : 

I spoke to a friend yesterday and he said his neck of the woods, somewhere near Moosejaw, Canada was 29 below, before windchill.

He had no sympathy for me.

Mike, I have a conference planning meeting coming up in January. The choice was between Myrtle Beach [my choice] and Lake of the Ozarks.

Ill be renting a jacket because for some reason, they chose ice fishing on the Lake!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:36 PM) : 

We are told that one or more highways into Vegas were cut by the blizzard.

Anyone know which one(s)?


Blogger Patrick M said ... (7:17 AM) : 

Crap, Mike beat me to the GW comment. Oh well,

Dave, you can keep that snow if you please. Or send it to Mike.


Blogger Dave Miller said ... (7:25 AM) : 

Anon, Highway 15 from Los Angeles over the Cajon Pass was closed on Monday and may be today also.

They just are used to the volume of snow they got at that elevation.

Also, here in the Vegas area, we have 21 inches of fresh powder up at our local ski area.

Sorry Patrick, you snooze, you looze. LOL.


Blogger James Manning said ... (2:59 PM) : 

Why does everyone think global warming means warm weather everywhere?

Heck, the last time I was in Vegas it was 110 degrees. Can't see how anyone could live there with that type of heat.


Blogger Dave Miller said ... (5:09 PM) : 

James, that's only a couple of months of the year. I bet with our air conditioning and swimming pools, it's more comfortable here in the summer than Chicago is in the winter.


Blogger TAO said ... (6:45 AM) : 

Actually I take your pictures as proof positive of global warming. Naturally if it is getting warmer in our coolest areas (Antartica) then it means we are getting colder in our warmer areas.

The only reason the middle east has oil is because at sometime in the past these desert areas were once lush with foilage......


Blogger Mike's America said ... (8:15 AM) : 

Tao: The oil in the Middle East is the result of deposits of small marine animals, not foliage.

Did you know you can make oil from algae and turkey gizzards?


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