Surprise snow strikes Las Vegas for first time in years

Las Vegas saw an extremely rare snowy episode this week for the first time in several years, prompting revellers to even build a snowman on the Las Vegas Strip.

The last time any degree of measurable snow fell in Las Vegas was about a decade ago ( 3.6 inches on December 17, 2008).

"I’ve lived in Las Vegas for five years, and have never seen this kind of weather here, ever," the filmer told Newsflare.