Snow fell in the Las Vegas Valley this morning for the first time ever on Dec. 23, the National Weather Service reported.
Snow flakes were reported at McCarran International Airport about 6 a.m. today. Then, meteorologists at the weather service office on Dean Martin Road, about two miles southwest of the airport, observed flurries at 6:40 a.m.
This is the first time since official weather records have been kept in Las Vegas that snow has been recorded on Dec. 23.
Last Wednesday, the Las Vegas Valley officially recorded 3.6 inches of snow at the weather service office, with up to 8 inches in some locations.
Two more storms will affect Las Vegas through the week, one arriving on Christmas Eve on Wednesday and into Christmas Day on Thursday. The second could arrive Friday and linger into Saturday. They are expected to bring rain and winds to the valley, but no snow.
Temperatures in the daytime should range from the mid-40s lower 50s as the storms sweep through Las Vegas. Nighttime lows are expected to drop to the lower 40s and into the 30s.
Las Vegas has a 20 to 30 percent of rain on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, then a gradual warming trend with drier conditions should build into Southern Nevada from Sunday through early next week.