Winter weather isn't just battering the eastern US. It's even snowing in Las Vegas

Residents and visitors alike shared videos and photos of the snow on social media with varying degrees of amazement and disbelief.

“I’ve gotten 2nd degree burns from a summer seat belt and snow falling on top of me outside in a #LasVegas hotel hot tub,” one person tweeted. “There’s just something about #LasVegassnow.”

“snow in vegas…. when it’s usually 120 degrees burning. yeah I’m hella excitedd!!!!” another tweeted.

The Las Vegas Valley recorded snowfall beginning Sunday evening, resulting in 1 to 2 inches of snow in places including Red Rock Canyon and Anthem Hills. Downtown Las Vegas and McCarran International Airport only recorded a trace amount of snow Monday morning, according to the weather service.

Heavy snow closed state Route 160 in both directions Wednesday evening, Nevada Highway Patrol tweeted, but the roadway reopened two hours later with plows working. Travel along Interstate 15 may become dangerous from Mesquite through Las Vegas to Jean and Primm, the weather service warned.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Winter weather isn’t just battering the eastern US. It’s even snowing in Las Vegas

Bear of the Day: MGM Resorts (MGM)

  • Spectacular photos of the super snow moon, the brightest of the year

  • Natural Gas Price Fundamental Daily Forecast – Rally into $2.749 to $2.792 Will Set Up Next Shorting Opportunity

  • Bruins slight odds underdogs at Vegas tonight

  • Caesars Entertainment Corp (CZR) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

  • Robin Roberts Reacts to Jussie Smollett’s Arrest After Her TV Interview With Actor

  • Senators Not Backing Green New Deal Received On Average 7 Times As Much Fossil Fuel Cash

  • Barack Obama wore a black bomber jacket with ’44’ on the sleeve and the internet is obsessed

  • Netflix just bought one of the biggest movies in the world

  • PHOTOS: Fire guts ancient part of Bangladesh’s capital killing dozens

  • Adani Enterprises could wait up to two years for Carmichael mine approval

  • Winter storm brings rare snowfall to the Las Vegas Strip

  • Federal worker won big on lotto ticket

  • Fiancé of Missing Colo. Mom Beat Her With Bat After Blindfolding Her for Candle Smell Test: Nurse

  • Teacher placed on leave after allegedly ripping 11-year-old student’s braids from her head

  • Laura Ingraham goes after critics of controversial 1971 John Wayne interview: ‘This is what the Taliban does’

  • PHOTOS: Beijing’s Forbidden City illuminated for Lantern Festival

  • Climate threat doubter is leading effort to advise Trump

  • Tenn. Gov. Lee says he regrets wearing Confederate uniform

  • Car nearly hits young kids as driver jumps curb in attempt to get around buses

  • The Monkees’ Peter Tork dies at age 77

  • Tax refunds are $11.5 billion behind our forecast: UBS

  • KU volunteer volleyball coach accused of stealing underwear from female players

  • PHOTOS: Presidents Day protests decry Trump’s emergency declaration

  • Original Source

    What's Your Reaction?

    Love It Love It
    Love It
    Hate It Hate It
    Hate It
    Wow Wow
    Sad Sad
    confused confused
    lol lol
    omg omg
    Choose A Format
    Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
    Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
    Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
    Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
    The Classic Internet Listicles
    Personality quiz
    Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
    Trivia quiz
    Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
    The Classic Internet Countdowns
    Open List
    Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
    Ranked List
    Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
    Photo or GIF
    Upload your own images to make custom memes