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I am a self proclaimed coffee addict and Executive Director of a non profit missions agency working primarily in the Mexican cities of Oaxaca, Guadalajara, and Ensenada. I've been married for over 30 years to Chelle, and we have one grown son, Joseph, a graduate of Auburn University in Alabama.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Vegas Winter Wonderland

It is 6:00pm Wednesday evening and it has been snowing in Las Vegas for almost 6 hours. This is incredible.

Our entire city only has one snowplow and it is working overtime at McCarren Airport to keep the place open. All highways heading south to California are closed due to heavy snowfall.

Oh yeah, and a little road widening just past the California/Nevada border where they are blasting. Yep, you read that right. Good old TNT.

Anyways, here's a few more pictures from my neighborhood.

These are my neighbor's palm trees.

My truck, yard, and snow covered trees.

Check out the small purple flowers on this desert sage.

Mondell pines and desert sage in our Vegas winter wonderland.

Comments on "A Vegas Winter Wonderland"

 

Blogger Mike's America said ... (8:17 AM) : 

Great photos Dave!

How long has it been since Vegas had a snow like this?

 

Anonymous Gordon Mallon said ... (8:28 AM) : 

If as Tina Fey pointed out, global warming is just, "God hugging us a little tighter," what does this snow say about God's relationship with Las Vegas? I'm not sayin' I'm just sayin'.

 

Blogger Shaw Kenawe said ... (10:23 AM) : 

Dave,

We here in New England get snow storms like that--sometimes twice a week during the winter. We've got one coming tomorrow, another on Sunday, and possibly one on Christmas Eve. And it isn't even officially winter yet.

Enjoy the winter wonderland.

 

Blogger Pastor David Curtis said ... (10:35 AM) : 

Love your comment Gordon.

Dave, I am thinking that the city of Burns could send a few of our snowplows down to Vegas for you. I think every fifth person has either a plow on their truck or a fourwheeler with a plow on it.

 

Blogger Dave Miller said ... (10:52 AM) : 

Dave, the four wheeler folks were out last night and this morning with ropes and sleds.

All over the roads. Think of it as water skiing on ice.

Mike, the last snow like this was in 1979. Long before the population explosion.

Gordon, I hope you are right. With the economy diving, Vegas is really scared right now.

Shaw, this will be it for us for another 30 years. But I will have my pictures and the memories of the fun we had yesterday to sustain me.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:16 AM) : 

two snow plows, two snow blowers, and two graders are Clark County's official snow removal team. and they are all up on Charleston.

 

Blogger Dave Miller said ... (3:46 PM) : 

Yeah Anon, I heard they pushed the private road companies to lend a hand all night Wednesday to help clear up the stuff.

I was not aware we even had a plow up Charleston way, but it does make sense.

 

Blogger Timothy said ... (7:50 AM) : 

Think of it as a God-ordered vacation and make more snowmen! It must have been fun.

 

Blogger Pasadena Closet Conservative said ... (1:25 PM) : 

Remarkable. We had a dusting on the mountains above Pasadena, but nothing like this.

 

Blogger Dave Miller said ... (2:36 PM) : 

Even today, Sunday, we still have two or three inches in our backyard.

 

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