Las Vegas has its day in the fun


#1

Started to snow here yesterday and the day before. But today… Oh my.

KLAS 172256Z 00000KT 1/2SM SN FG VV002 00/M01 A2987 RMK AO2 SLP127 P0010 T00001011 KLAS 172232Z COR 09003KT 3/4SM -SN BR BKN003 OVC008 00/M01 A2988 RMK AO2 P0006
KLAS 172156Z 00000KT 1/4SM +SN FG BKN003 OVC008 01/M01 A2989 RMK AO2 RAE39 SLP132 P0007 T00061011 KLAS 172144Z 00000KT 1/2SM SN FG FEW003 BKN007 OVC013 01/M01 A2990 RMK AO2 RAE39 P0005
KLAS 172136Z 00000KT 3/4SM -SNRA BR FEW003 BKN007 OVC013 01/M01 A2990 RMK AO2 P0004 KLAS 172122Z 31003KT 1 1/4SM -SNRA BR FEW004 BKN008 OVC018 02/M01 A2991 RMK AO2 VIS E-SE 1 P0002 KLAS 172056Z 07005KT 1 1/2SM -SNRA FEW004 BKN008 OVC020 02/M01 A2991 RMK AO2 RAB36 SLP136 P0000 60000 T00221011 58027 KLAS 172032Z 03010KT 1 1/2SM -SN FEW005 OVC013 03/M02 A2992 RMK AO2 P0000

METAR readings over the past 5 hours. those of you familiar with the area, 67B (Boulder City airport) is closed. US highway 95 into Boulder City is closed, as it is down to KIFP. I-15 into California is closed.

Flights have either taken serious delays, or diverted to places. VIR43 from EGKK diverted to LAX, which is also taken a pounding, and running East Operations today.

BL.


#2

Update.

All Southwest Airlines flights out of KLAS have been cancelled. Other airlines are expected to follow.

In all my time living in Vegas, I’ve never seen it like this. There has only been one other time I’ve seen KLAS close, and this is coming close to being the second. Latest METAR:

KLAS 180110Z 02003KT 2SM -SN BR VV005 01/M01 A2982 RMK AO2 VIS E 1 P0002 KLAS 180056Z 00000KT 1SM -SN BR VV005 00/M01 A2983 RMK AO2 SLP113 VIS E 3/4 VIS W 1 1/2 P0012 T00001011

Keep in mind that ILS 25L, ILS/DME 25R, and ILS/DME 1L are not certified for Cat. II or Cat. III approaches, so when they’re under minimums, that’s it.

BL.


#3

ILS 25L mins are 200’ agl and 3/4 mi. ILS 25R is 273’ agl and 1/2 mi.

Latest METAR:

KLAS 180202Z 17003KT 1/2SM -SNRA SCT002 OVC005 01/M01 A2982 RMK AO2 P0000 $

Visibility issues aside… The main reason for all of the cancellations is that LAS doesn’t maintain the resources to de-ice. You can count on the fact that every aircraft sitting on the ramps at LAS, in this precip, is contaminated with ice and snow.


#4

I can think of worse places to be stranded overnight…when it snows in Vegas, does that mean a seal was broken somewhere?


#5

CLassic!! That is one of the signs of the apocolypse… :laughing:

Yes wouldn’t that just suck to be stuck in such a place…


#6

I had one pax last night that came from LAS from AA who transfered her over to us. She said she was planning a warm vacation before Christmas. Of course, she was more shocked that her bag beat her to DAY.