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?