wow we broke a record in Vegas

@Lakota12 (42681)
United States
December 18, 2008 7:25am CST
3.7 inches of SNOW! first time in 29 years we got snow in the valley. YEah yeah I know otherpeople gonna say RECORD snow? FOr all the people that have tons of snow this is a big daeal for us. Schools are shut down first time ever for these kids. Airport was closed yesterday they have no snow equipment. Right now road to Calif. shut any one trying to drive out of the valley cant for it did snow awhole lot more in the mountains that surround us. Grand daughter 4 kept wanting to go out . we did and put the first foot prints in the snow and it was a wet heavy snow the tree limbs were really weighed down. and when mommy got home they went out and threw snow balls . So much fun . Cheyenne wants to make a mommy snowman a daddy snow man and a baby snowman told her we might not have that much snoewin our yard .But if any left when she gets up I guess I will have to try and make some kind of one lol
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
18 Dec 08
It must be real big deal for Vegas... We have snow for over 2 weeks now and it is normal for Chicago. Today is not as cold as it used to be for last two weeks. It is all white and very sunny....
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
18 Dec 08
yup it is. and I love it when the sun is out and the snow glistens. I have lived in Gary Hammond weh it snowed had to leave all my Christmas decorations behind for they were froze to the trailer and ground when we leaft and I am seeing weather station right you might be in for ice storm! hang in there HUgs
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
19 Dec 08
yes, next snow storm is coming to Chicago, it is going to be very bad with cold and wind.... HUGS
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@flowerchilde (12534)
• United States
18 Dec 08
KooL! My grand daughter loves snow.. and we get it every year! She was outside with a friend the other day for three hours and it was about 20 degrees or less.. To your grand daughter it must seem quite magical!
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
18 Dec 08
oh kids can really play along time in it and never think of it being cold and Cheyenne wants it to do it again!
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• United States
18 Dec 08
That's so cute!
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
20 Dec 08
LOL--I heard about this on the news last night...in fact it seems to be snowing all over the country where normally there isn't any snow or hardly any...said it was even snowing in Los Angeles...we got our share of snow today...supposed to snow more all this weekend
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
20 Dec 08
yes calif. was getting it too I really cant rmemeber A getting snow altho thro the summer months they are cooler than we are. Happy snowing . and I know ya can get tired of it afer awhile!
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
20 Dec 08
yeah my sister told us about this. She had heard it on the news. I couldn't believe it. It seems like you guys and California are getting our weather and we are getting your weather. Today here in Ohio, it felt like Spring. I think it must be the Global Warming causing this.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
20 Dec 08
not sure about global warming but is mostly and artic blast that will soon cover the states
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
20 Dec 08
wow I never knew that places that far snow ever got snow, that is something, is this normal or is this just the weird weather that has been happening these last couple of years.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
20 Dec 08
used to get ore snow years and years ago but this is the first one in Dec in 29 years
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
19 Dec 08
:) ... I live in Wisconsin.. and I think Tonight my family was all just as excited.. But its funny when they are excited about snow here.. Because we get snow regularly... In one part of Wisconsin they expected 1-5 inches in the next one 5-8 inches... and then the other one 10-12 inches.. That is when I smiled and danced around and went yay!... I confess I been saying alot of Snow Prayers this year... Around where I am.. I am known for being a minister, and a Shaman... So, the everyone tells me what they want the weather to be... And I relay that to the Spirits.. and the Spirits Giggle.. and relay back to me what they are gonna do, and I relay it back to them... and I state well.. Weather Spirits have free will too.. And They do as they are gonna do.. :) ... However, for the most part I am on good terms with them.. So When I ask for a snow it comes, ask for a good storm it comes, ask for good sunshine it comes.. Unless, they they I have an attitude or ask for the wrong reasons then they stick their tongues out at me and walk away :) ... just kidding about the tongue thing.. added that for cute effect.. If the snow all melts... before you get to make a snow man you can buy little styrofoam balls, and let the kids make snow men out of them.. to remember the snow by :) ... or take a trip to the mountains or ski resorts... or Wisconsin.. :) ... Your record is awesome.... But I gotta say... I din't do it! lol... That is my other tradition after someone tells me about odd weather.. I respond.. I din't do it! ... and sometimes... I'll have responces from all over.. "Yes you did!" Then I will stay alright maybe if I did... and then nope.. if I did not :) .. I did ask Spirits to bring snow to areas that do not usually get it as a Christmas treat to children... But I did not specify where. I am glad they enjoyed it I love hearing heartwarming stories like that. I just hope everyone was safe and no one got hurt... But.. I did not do it... The Weather Spirits, and Divine being many call G-d did.. I Just pray and entertain them :d .. with my silliness :) . Take care, - DNatureofDTrain
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
19 Dec 08
well maybe it worked for here. your Snow prayers but it has melted out of the vally . and yup I know what Ws snows are like lived there in MArshfield back in 1991 boy did we get snow started in Oct. the kids couldnt get out to halloween for the snow was waist deep and ice under the snow. postman did get to our place till 8 at night. I worked at Figis then.
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@annjilena (5620)
• United States
19 Dec 08
no dnow in 29 years oh my god thats been a long time we always get snow here just about every winter. i love it so i know you all is loving it thats been a lot of year without snow.enjoy it thank you for sharing
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
19 Dec 08
thanks for responding hugs!
@zhuhuifen46 (3485)
• China
19 Dec 08
Wow, it must be great to have such experience, and don't forget to leave as many as photos as possible. They will remind you of the days. But the snow is likely to bring about some inconvenience too, so take care, especially of the children. I was in the Veges several years ago and was amazed by the scope of construction going on as well as the architectures already in existance. People said, half the the cranes on the world are in Shanghai and the other half in the Vegas. Just kidding though!
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
19 Dec 08
I can beleive it about the cranes lol they are still building! Sorry I didnt get one photo of it but I do have lots of pics of snow of places we have lived.
• Philippines
19 Dec 08
Im sooooo happy for you.. I love to see and experience snow in our country but unfortunately theres no snow seasons since then.. so sad!!!!! I hope someday i can go to other country where there's a lot of snow.. We only feel cold wheather today.!!! =(
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
19 Dec 08
yes every one should see snow once in life time. and thanks for responing!
@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
19 Dec 08
Hopefully it stays long enough for you to have more fun. I"m suprised it snowed that much in Vegas!
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
19 Dec 08
yes we were to. and to the town south of us they got 10 inches of snow but they are more in the mountains. It so beautiful to see all the mountains around us covered with snow most of the time its only on the west side of town
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
19 Dec 08
Hi lakota! That is so cool! I heard about your snow on the news! It is a big deal! For you that is alot of snow! I think it's great! At least the kids get a chance to play in it and see what it's like! I think all kids should have that experience if they can at least once in their lives so I'm so glad that your grandaughter can! And I hope she can make as many snowpeople as she wants to! Enjoy all your snow!
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
19 Dec 08
thanks but we didnt get to make the snow family as it had mostly melted before she got up and now she has a cold gezzzzzzzzzzzz and I didnt think that being outside would hurt her as we go out every day!
@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
18 Dec 08
wow...I heard somewhere else that they got snow in California, and I couldn't believe it, because they said they don't ever get it, I didn't know that it even got that cold there. I'm from Oklahoma, and we don't get that much snow either, I think its been years since we've got as much as you all did, we do get ice and I don't like that, I'd rather have the snow because at least you can drive in it, the ice you can't its too slippery and dangerous, its been years since we've had a white Christmas..lol. Well I'm glad your kids are out enjoying it, and getting to build snowmen. Stay warm...Have a good day
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
19 Dec 08
sigh we wont have a white Christmas either for most of it has melted here but the mountains around us are beautiful. Yeah I have been thru OK when the ice storms going but I also have been thru when it snowed there too. guess depends on whee you live in ok!
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
18 Dec 08
yeah thats world record.thast fun!!! we also looking forward for heavy snow because in my area since i have kid we dont have that heavy snow only in Munich has heavy snow.have fun Lakota
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
18 Dec 08
well maybe you will get osme too. I bet it is beautiful to when it does snow there. Like to watch it but really never want to drive in it again!
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• United States
18 Dec 08
I hope you enjoyed it. I imagine the kids loved it. The last time we had any measurable snow here in Georgia was in 1978. I was amazed at how many accidents there was. I had just come from Germany so I used to snow.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
18 Dec 08
yes enjoyed very much! now I came from a snow state but living here for 10 years and seeing very little snow all that time it was great I was like a kid myself just had to get out there and put my foot prints in it lo Oh even where it snows here they forget from one year to the next how to drive specially northern states.
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@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
18 Dec 08
I heard about all the snow you got on the news. I bet all the school kids were excited about the snow. We get snow here all the time in the winter and I hate it. After 29 years without snow is something to talk about. I hope your grand daughter has a lot of fun with the snow..
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
18 Dec 08
yup I bet the school kids are having a ball I know they did yesterday and the west side can ploay in it longer . She had geat fun wants it to do more!
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
18 Dec 08
It is a sight to see for those of us who never get snow to finally get it after years and years. I am in south Texas and in 2004 we had a White Christmas, first I have ever heard of here. We measured 6 inches here, it was beautiful. My grown kids had a blast as well did the grandkids. Right now I can't find pictures so I can post one on here, I didn't have digital camera then. Enjoy the snow and I hope Cheyenne (love the name) gets to make her snowfamily. When my grandson got to play in his first snow he thought it was too cold, even with gloves on. He decided it would be better to put the snow in the oven to warm it up before he played with it. He was about 3 then. hahaha
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
18 Dec 08
at grand son putting it in the oven what fun . Grnad daughter didnt care about the cold she threw alot of snow balls bare handed for we could only find one glove then she decided her hands were cold.
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
18 Dec 08
Wow!!! That is a big deal...The global temperatures are changing everywhere.. I can just see your grand daughter playing in the snow... All of our snow has melted now thanks to the rain we had..
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
18 Dec 08
yea she was running around with moth open tounge out catching snow flakes. Yup its melting here to will be all gone soon sigh.
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• United States
18 Dec 08
Wow for Las Vegas that is something. I would imagine people were driving around like a Keystone Cops movie! Making snow people sounds like a good way to pass the time today! What fun I'd be happy to send you some if you need any extra, we've got plenty to spare. Hope you have a great day with your Granddaughter!
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
18 Dec 08
daughter said people were really going slow and she had no worry driving home in it first time she has drove while it was snowing she said it was beautiful and relaxing to her. alas it started to melt off the houses as soon as it stopped so not to much at my house any more now if I lived on the west side I would have more!
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@sconibear (8010)
• United States
18 Dec 08
hello my fellow Las Vegian, yup, i'm watching Dave and Heidi.........and Ted on Fox 5 news right now. looks like the kids are getting a "snow day" today. and traffic looks like a mess. also these poor little trees here in Vegas can't handle snow, and many were lost last night. i lived in Minnesota and Wisconsin for 13 years, so i'm no stranger to snow, but i've been here in Vegas for almost 10 years, so it's kind of neat to see the kids playing in the snow. "walking in a winter wonderland"
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
18 Dec 08
Yes I watched them this morning too what fun to watch the kids I also had fun in it yesterday with Grand daughter. I also am not a strqanger to snow I was raised in Idaho and Utah and have been in Ws. snows
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
18 Dec 08
This is gonna be a great white christmas for you Lakota. How nice to have the feel of snow and it must a great joy for the kids.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
18 Dec 08
yup nice for al US kids lol and wont be here at christmas timne unless it does it again for its melting!
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