You might think that since we live in the desert it's sunny and hot all the time.
But you would be wrong.
It gets quite cold in the winter, with some really blustery wind, too; sometimes 40-50 miles per hour! Most days it's above freezing but the nights are a different story...we had to drain our hose line so it wouldn't burst.
Our desert, the Mohave, is very dry with only about four inches of rain a year, on average. Rain means clouds so we have overcast days...in fact the past week has been gloomy with drizzle off and on all over the valley. Las Vegas is a big bowl with mountains all aroud it, and we live just over the mountains on the southeast side. We have our own little microclimate due to the constant breeze down the wash where our house is, and our proximity to Lake Mead. We're always warmer than in the valley. And sometimes we get WEIRD precipitation.
These pictures are from the "Blizzard" of 2008. December 17th, in fact! We had almost 6 inches of snow in an afternoon.
Looking northwest towards the Strip, the Spring Mountains are covered with snow down to the valley!
Sweet Pea watching her first snow.
The back yard.
The front yard...
...and later! The snow kept falling.
The palm trees were weighted down.
Mommy built a Snow Cat!
Looking out across the desert wash in front of our house, the morning after the snow.
It was all melted in a couple of days, and the moisture helped the desert bloom beautifully in the Spring.
So there you have it kitties, snow in the desert.
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