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December 22, 2008

White Christmas in Vegas

Filed under: Vegas — cindylv @ 7:36 am
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Last Monday, the sun missed it’s flight and got held over in Phoenix.  We woke to gray skies, chilly breezes and moisture in the air.  By 9:00 it was clear that something was drastically wrong.  By 11:30, my emergency bags were packed, my TV was tuned to the local news channel and I was just waiting for Mayor Oscar Goodman to give the evacuation command.  By noon, I couldn’t understand why the National Guard hadn’t knocked on my door to tell me I had 15 minutes to make it out of town before they closed the pass.

I waited another 30 minutes just to be sure.  Then I gave up and drove to work.


On Wednesday, the same thing happened.  No sunrise.  No warmth.  Just cold wind, sleet, icy roads and more snow.  The airport closed at 5:15 pm.  The highway patrol closed I-15 at the stateline.  Hwy 160 to the west was closed, and so was Hwy 95/93 to Boulder City and Arizona.  For some reason, they kept I-15 to the north open (as if anyone would even consider driving NORTH toward Utah in a Blizzard!).

Some parts of the valley got up to 10 inches of the white stuff.  Schools were closed on Thursday.  A snow day in Vegas!  Good thing, too.  Thursday morning was in the low 50s, with clear skies and bright sunshine.  No snow. No ice.  Just another sunny day.



  1. OMG! Look at cutie, Bailey The Beast!!!!!

    Cindy: Thanks so much, I love them.

    Comment by angel — December 22, 2008 @ 5:53 pm | Reply

  2. Now there’s something you don’t see very often! Stay warm :)

    Comment by Lisa Kenney — December 22, 2008 @ 7:24 pm | Reply

  3. The beast wasn’t sure what to make of the snow at first, but she quickly caught on. Since the snow, she can’t wait to go outside and play. Unfortunately, there’s no snow for her to play with!

    This is the third or fourth time I”ve seen snow here in Vegas in 14 years. We love it when if falls and love to see it gone the next day.

    Comment by cindylv — December 23, 2008 @ 12:48 am | Reply

  4. That is a major pup-cake. Give him a hug for me. –Ed (Friend of Angel)

    Comment by Ed Greenberg — December 24, 2008 @ 8:39 pm | Reply

  5. Thanks, Ed. Consider HER hugged. She’s my baby.

    Comment by cindylv — December 26, 2008 @ 6:52 am | Reply

  6. cindy, i’m here via lisa. years ago, as a cradle catholic, i took the rcia classes to learn what converts learn. you are right about the misconceptions surrounding the church. i wish you good luck in your studies.

    Comment by patti — December 30, 2008 @ 3:08 pm | Reply

    • Thank you, Patti. I’m always amazed at how much I can learn when I release my pre-conceived ideas. Thanks for stopping by.

      Comment by cindylv — December 30, 2008 @ 8:17 pm | Reply

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