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Lee Canyon gets 80+ inches of snow and more is on the way

Updated February 8, 2024 - 4:16 pm

Too much snow. Is that possible for skiers and snowboarders?

Well, it was the case at Lee Canyon on Thursday morning as the normal 9 a.m. opening had to be staggered in order to handle 18 inches that fell overnight.

The Spring Mountains resort northwest of Las Vegas has received 88 inches in the past week, 135 inches for the season. That’s well behind last year’s record 262 inches, but after a slow start to winter the total is rising quickly.

As posted on X: “Greeted by another 18 inches of snow this morning! One more system will move across us tomorrow afternoon & evening with another possible period of snow, but once that moves through, we should have several awesome weather days! The powder is deep out there today! Ride with a buddy if you’re riding in the trees this week!”

The National Weather Service forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of rain and snow showers in the Spring Mountains Friday and Friday night, but little accumulation is expected.

A clearing and sunny period with highs in the mid-40s is then projected for the coming six days.

In the valley

In the Las Vegas Valley, some snow flurries were seen around the western 215 Beltway Thursday morning.

The Friday forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of showers after 4 p.m. Clouds will be increasing during the day, and the high should be near 52.

Saturday is expected to start partly cloudy and gradually becoming on the eve of Super Bowl 58. The Sunday forecast predicts a high near 53 and sunny conditions.

Recent rain in Death Valley National Park has caused an emergency road closures. About 1.5 inches fell between Sunday and Wednesday as an atmospheric river moved from the Pacific Ocean, through Los Angles and into Las Vegas and Utah.

The flooding is expected to slow the rebuilding of several roads. The park has been hit by flooding on a semi-regular basis for the past two years.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com. Follow @VegasMarvRJ on X.

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