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Once again, White Christmas won’t happen in valley

There’s no chance of a white Christmas in the valley this year, although that’s to be expected for Las Vegas, a city that’s had snow fall on Dec. 25 only three times in the last seven decades.

This year it’s all sunny skies for the holiday, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Stan Czyzyk.

“It will be pretty nice,” he said.

The forecast shows today’s high at 58 degrees with temperatures inching up toward the mid 60s throughout this week.

“We’ve been averaging a little above normal and will continue to warm up a few degrees,” Czyzyk said.

The average high for a Las Vegas Christmas is 57 degrees.

The valley floor saw a “trace” of snow on Christmas Day in 1941, 1988 and 2008, but has never had measurable snowfall on the holiday since the weather service started keeping track in 1937.

Mount Charleston reported 44 inches of snow at its base Saturday and will have no wind this week for skiers wanting to hit the slopes for the holidays.

The highs will be in the low to mid 50s for the mountain, Czyzyk said.

In terms of the weather, he said it’s been a “pretty quiet” holiday.

 

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