Wednesday, December 17, 2008

We're Outta Here

This just in from the National Weather Service:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV 131 PM PST WED DEC 17 2008 .

A STRONG PACIFIC STORM WILL MOVE INLAND ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND INTO ARIZONA THROUGH TONIGHT. THIS WILL PRODUCE A RARE SNOWSTORM WHICH WILL LEAVE SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS ON THE LOWER VALLEYS AND DESERT ACROSS MUCH OF THE MOJAVE DESERT REGION.

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LAUGHLIN...BULLHEAD CITY...HOOVER DAM 131 PM PST WED DEC 17 2008 /231 PM MST WED DEC 17 2008/

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST /5 AM MST/ THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAS VEGAS HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW FOR THE LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 1500 FEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST /5 AM MST/ THURSDAY.

SNOW WILL FALL THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT ACROSS THE LAKE MEAD AREA DOWN TO THE 1500 FOOT LEVEL. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 8 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED ABOVE 1500 FEET.



Looks like the snow may come within 1000 feet of us, but you never know.  (One year Needles, CA got dumped with 14", and they are not far enough away from here!) 

So we are evacuating. 
St. Thomas/Virigin Islands, anyone? Tahiti? Bahamas?

8 comments:

  1. Oh! You can take shelter in Texas! Of course, we got minimal snowfall a few nights ago... *grin*


    ~Beth

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  2. Wow, that's unusual. Make sure to take pictures if you get snow. Shall I bring a down blanket?


    And I was just beginning to think it wasn't feeling too bad - it's currently +1 and the wind chill is above -20. You should just come out to the barn with us and help us round up the crazy roosters who were perched up in the rafters - it warms a girl right up. :)


    The girls and I am game for a little trip - something very tropical.

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  3. Actually why dont we make it into a ski resort and make a profit?


    I just cant do muggy weather and bugs that are bigger than my hand... ha ha


    JEANNIE


    http://the-barn-swallow.blogspot.com/

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  4. Well...I'd offer to let you all come and stay here...but....

    3-8 inches....that's probably what we get in any given week! ;-)


    My inlaws live in in Florida...they say it's been nice there! :o)


    stay warm and safe!

    Michelle

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  5. LOL - can I come with you?!! We have been drenched over this way, too! No snow - well, a few flakes here and there - but just a lot of rain! We live on dirt roads, so we are stuck here until this all clears up. It's so muddy and mucky, it's horrible. Every time we let our dogs out, we have to wash their paws. *sigh* It's just a horrible mess. I saw on the news that Vegas had snow! That happened once when I was living in Nevada, but that's so rare! I'm SO ready for the sunshine!! How about you? I have to admit, I like the warmth. We've been freezing around here and hubby actually went and bought space heaters so we could get warm. They are working, thank goodness!


    I'll be praying for you all!! God bless you!!


    Love in Christ ~ Julie

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  6. We have been in the 70's during the day..... Oh we would love to see snow falling, just once.


    And I do mean you are welcome to come!!

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  7. I hope you are alright! I know it used to snow every once in a while in Virginia Beach when I was there and it was scary because it's horrible when no one is prepared! The city didn't even own a plow. So be careful!


    I sent you an email today (12/17 or 18, who knows! it's Thurs.) so you can let me know if you got it.

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  8. We're getting dumped on. There's at least 3 feet on the ground. So did you get any of the white stuff?


    Carol

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