FleaStiff
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December 29th, 2014 at 3:51:39 AM permalink
Do any members here know if there are sports books in Vegas that are offering a line on Snow in Vegas on New Year's Day?

What odds would you want on it?
DrawingDead
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December 29th, 2014 at 5:37:40 AM permalink
No.

And hanging a line on it might run into a problem with the definition of that peculiar obscure term "snow." A Las Vegan's concept of the term resembles what people in some other places, like say Ohio, might refer to as "a patch of frost on the ground for a minute." But unlike Cleveland or Cincinnati, will be widely understood as the final sign of the end of the universe and a call for mass panic, accompanied by a ritual of epic carnage accomplished through spectacular incompetence in the operation of motor vehicles (even more than usual).

Local folk are generally accustomed to water in a frozen state being confined to a glass, with or without a little paper umbrella according to gender or preference. Forgive them if they are excessively disturbed by a momentary lapse in the natural order of things.
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Venthus
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December 29th, 2014 at 11:27:32 AM permalink
I'd go with the official report for a given zipcode from an established source. (Say, The Weather Channel) This doesn't eliminate the possibility of some more interesting unusual circumstances though-- a few years back, I was in a place that was getting really heavy snow, except it was all atmospheric and sublimated before it hit the ground. Didn't see a thing, but it was still classified as snowing.
DrawingDead
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December 29th, 2014 at 11:58:00 AM permalink
I'm sure the reason for the thread is the fact that the National Weather Service is saying...
Quote: NWS (for 1/1/15)

Snow. High near 40. North wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

...and local infotainment outlets have been wetting their britches in trumpeting and embellishing this earth shattering news. So, taking it seriously for a moment, I'd want a line of about -350 or better to take the "yes" side of the prop, or something north of +400 for taking "no."
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mickeycrimm
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December 29th, 2014 at 12:07:30 PM permalink
I've seen snow flurries in Las Vegas before.
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DRich
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December 29th, 2014 at 12:09:42 PM permalink
Quote: mickeycrimm

I've seen snow flurries in Las Vegas before.



I have built a snowman in my front yard in Las Vegas.
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kewlj
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December 29th, 2014 at 12:30:57 PM permalink
It hasn't snowed in the 5 years I have been here, which is the way I want it. Seeing snow on the mountains is enough for me. That's just about right. :)

But I do remember just a year or two before I moved here, that Vegas got like 3 inches of snow (according to national news). I think the airport was closed for almost a day, when it would have been a not issue in other places. The joke was that They didn't own a snow plow.

But snow or no snow, this past week or so has been the coldest stretch since I have been here with Wed and Thursday (highs of 39 or 40) due to be the coldest yet by far. I guess we were spoiled by the very mild winter last year. I think we had like 3 or 4 days that the high didn't hit 60. That's my kind of winter. :)
DrawingDead
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December 29th, 2014 at 12:33:16 PM permalink
It happens about every third year or so, on average. Briefly. Less briefly at higher elevations above the valley floor.

Here's part of the NWS "Winter Storm Watch."
Quote:

IMPACTS: TRAVEL COULD BE DIFFICULT...IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE...ON
AREA ROADS. PASSES...GRADES AND SUMMITS WOULD BE THE MOST
TREACHEROUS AREAS AS WELL AS ROADS IN LOWER ELEVATIONS WHERE
SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT IS VERY LIMITED.

[Emphasis added.]

In other words, I wouldn't assume that was just a joke about any of the local public entities not owning a snow plow.
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98Clubs
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December 29th, 2014 at 12:44:04 PM permalink
Over the few years here there has been photos and links of snow in Vegas. The chance of precipitation 80% Temp 40F, I'd say early AM or Late PM. I wouldn't bet on that either.

Texan #1: I hear its gonna snow, should we get the snow plows ready?
Texan #2: Both of them?
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AxelWolf
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December 29th, 2014 at 1:04:12 PM permalink
The last time it snowed in Vegas hard it was pretty cool.
The Green lights from the MGM with the snow reflecting Looked awsome.

I like the look of fresh snow especially while snowing, it covers up all the garbage and busy colors makes everything look clean and pleasant. Makes me happy and reminds me of Washington when I was a kid.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪

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