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bachman
12-18-2008, 09:50 AM
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2008-12-18-vegas-flights-snow_N.htm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A rare snowfall blanketed Las Vegas on Wednesday, canceling all flights in and out of the city, snarling traffic and dusting palm trees and marquees along the Las Vegas Strip with accumulations that were expected to reach 3 inches overnight.
Other locations were forecast to receive as much as 8 inches of snow in the second winter storm this week to drop snow on the desert city.

Snow piled up around the famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign on the south end of the Strip, as visitors parked and posed for pictures wearing hooded jackets. In other parts of the Las Vegas valley, snowfall toppled trees, blanketed rooftops and delighted residents who rarely get to see winter weather.

"Sometimes you have to travel to the mountains to see the snow, and now you don't have to," said Jose Villeda, 38, as he stuck his tongue out to catch snowflakes outside of Lavo, a restaurant and nightclub at the Palazzo hotel-casino.

Snowfall is common in nearby mountains hills, but not on the Strip or surrounding neighborhoods.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Andrew Gorelow said 3 inches of accumulation on the Strip would break the December record of two inches set in 1967, but wouldn't match the Las Vegas winter record of nine inches set in 1974.

Gorelow said up to 10 inches could fall in the suburbs in the western foothills of the Spring Mountains. A powerful wet Pacific storm with an Arctic chill was to blame for the conditions that left parts of Las Vegas looking more like Wisconsin than a desert vacation destination.

By Wednesday night, the snowstorm brought all flights in and out of McCarran International Airport to a halt.

Airport spokesman Jerry Pascual said that even though runways remained open, airlines canceled departing flights because of poor visibility. The Federal Aviation Administration grounded all flights destined for McCarran because of the heavy snow.

Pascual said the airport does not have snow removal equipment, but so far the runways have not accumulated enough snowfall to require removal.

"What's happening is visibility has deteriorated with the snow," Pascual said.

Barbara Gann, an airport spokeswoman in Salt Lake City, said some flights bound for Las Vegas were diverted to Salt Lake City, including four flights from Southwest Airlines, two from Delta and one from Jet Blue.

More diversions are expected, she said.

The Nevada Highway Patrol and Las Vegas police reported fender-benders as drivers unaccustomed to snow found themselves spinning crazily out of control. No serious injuries were immediately reported.

U.S. 95 between Las Vegas and Hoover Dam was closed at Railroad Pass, as well as the Interstate 15 between Primm and Baker, Calif., closing the road connecting Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Route 160, the road to Pahrump, also was closed.

The near whiteout conditions had school officials considering a snow day for Las Vegas students.

Clark County School District spokesman Craig Kadlub said the district was watching the developments closely would announce any cancellations early Thursday morning.

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Drew
12-18-2008, 09:52 AM
GLOBAL WARMING MEANS MORE STORMS AND COLDER WEATHER IN WINTER YOU RETARD!

...Really. No ozone means the nights get colder, and in a desert environment? That means snow occurs.

DAVE
12-18-2008, 09:52 AM
When I saw the snow in Vegas on the news this morning I thought, "Which idiot on the board is gonna make a 'I thought there was Global Warming!' post?"

KingMob
12-18-2008, 09:54 AM
when i saw the snow in vegas on the news this morning i thought, "which idiot on the board is gonna make a 'i thought there was global warming!' post?"

+500

bachman
12-18-2008, 10:06 AM
When I saw the snow in Vegas on the news this morning I thought, "Which idiot on the board is gonna make a 'I thought there was Global Warming!' post?"

I didn't say that. I said that this is due to global warming.

And, as always, seeing you call someone an "idiot", then looking down at your signature pictures, is always hilarious.

Colby
12-18-2008, 10:08 AM
I didn't say that. I said that this is due to global warming.

Did you say that out loud? 'Cause, here, secret of message boards, most of us can't HEAR that. ;)

schizorabbit
12-18-2008, 10:08 AM
I'm wearing a plain white t-shirt and Adidas track pants.

Stark Raving
12-18-2008, 10:09 AM
Sorry, Global Warming, but the world is already ending... (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=167674)

nihilance
12-18-2008, 10:09 AM
Did you say that out loud? 'Cause, here, secret of message boards, most of us can't HEAR that. ;)

Well it is the thread title...so unless you implied it as sarcasm he actually did state it.

bachman
12-18-2008, 10:11 AM
Did you say that out loud? 'Cause, here, secret of message boards, most of us can't HEAR that. ;)

I always read everything on the internet out loud. The people at Borders think me to be quite mad.

ArttyG12
12-18-2008, 10:13 AM
Well it is the thread title...so unless you implied it as sarcasm he actually did state it.

Did you read the title and even think that it might not be sarcasm?

ClintP
12-18-2008, 10:17 AM
I thought the title was pretty sarcastic. But then I assume any post on the board is either snarky or sarcastic.

Colby
12-18-2008, 10:20 AM
Well it is the thread title...so unless you implied it as sarcasm he actually did state it.

Well, I INFERRED that it was sarcastic, but yeah, basic point holds.

JoeE
12-18-2008, 10:23 AM
I'm wearing a plain white t-shirt and Adidas track pants.

Yeah, no crap, it's really warm outside here. I wore a new coat to work and broke into a sweat just walking from my car to the office.

CougarTrace
12-18-2008, 10:26 AM
When I saw the snow in Vegas on the news this morning I thought, "Which idiot on the board is gonna make a 'I thought there was Global Warming!' post?"

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k193/jonests/report.gif

RebootedCorpse
12-18-2008, 10:26 AM
I thought the title was pretty sarcastic. But then I assume any post on the board is either snarky or sarcastic.

Really.
You think so.

Bill!
12-18-2008, 10:28 AM
I didn't know bachman was capable of anything but sarcasm.

Brother Power the Gong
12-18-2008, 10:33 AM
I didn't know bachman was capable of anything but sarcasm.

I've seen him get pretty worked-up over people saying that the economy is bad and that they are unhappy that their money is not going as far as it once did. He also seemed to take offense when gas prices were high and people expressed concern.

DAVE
12-18-2008, 10:37 AM
I didn't say that. I said that this is due to global warming.

And, as always, seeing you call someone an "idiot", then looking down at your signature pictures, is always hilarious.
Hitting me where it hurts! In my sig picture!

bartleby
12-18-2008, 10:43 AM
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k193/jonests/report.gif

http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/images/icons/icon4.gif


And you know what, he didn't even technically call bachman an idiot. He decided this morning that whoever tried to make that inference was prove himself to be an idiot.

DAVE
12-18-2008, 10:48 AM
http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/images/icons/icon4.gif
What is his? I got a red x.

ClintP
12-18-2008, 10:49 AM
Really.
You think so.

Nope. No sarcasm there!

bartleby
12-18-2008, 10:50 AM
What is his? I got a red x.

http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/images/buttons/report.gif

DAVE
12-18-2008, 10:53 AM
http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/images/buttons/report.gif
Ahh.

Cougar, what rule did I break? All I did was mention a question that I asked myself earlier today.

Drew
12-18-2008, 11:13 AM
Ahh.

Cougar, what rule did I break? All I did was mention a question that I asked myself earlier today.

You got flagged because I got flagged.

Sorry.

Nick Spencer
12-18-2008, 11:16 AM
But Retard is the word of the day!!!

LordKinbote
12-18-2008, 11:18 AM
Not that I'm completely sure it applies to this thread, but I find when people claim that global warming is phooey on a really cold day, that's equally as annoying as when people claim global warming must be real on a a very warm day.

Drew
12-18-2008, 11:20 AM
But Retard is the word of the day!!!

I know. Somebody must have thought I was in a mood to act like a bitchass. A.K.A. BUT DAVE GOT TO CALL HIM AN IDIOT! WAAAAAAA!

...

C'est la vie.

Drew
12-18-2008, 11:22 AM
Not that I'm completely sure it applies to this thread, but I find when people claim that global warming is phooey on a really cold day, that's equally as annoying as when people claim global warming must be real on a a very warm day.

Nobody claims global warming is real on a hot day. But there's always someone who's like OMG SNOW MEANS NO GLOBAL WARMING LOL NO WAY!

ArttyG12
12-18-2008, 11:25 AM
Nobody claims global warming is real on a hot day. But there's always someone who's like OMG SNOW MEANS NO GLOBAL WARMING LOL NO WAY!

To be fair, saying this to someone you know will get worked up over it is often hilarious.