Dave Maxwell
Snow blanketed the Pahranagat Valley the night of Feb. 17.

Southern Lincoln County, the Pahranagat Valley in particular, got the first significant snowfall of the year, Feb. 17.

The valley recorded about one and a half to two inches. Pioche, Panaca and Caliente reported they did not have much snow Sunday night, but did have good snow falls just a day or so before.

On Sunday, Alamo and Hiko received their first snow this winter, but it was was mostly melted by early Monday afternoon.

Southward, the Las Vegas Review Journal reported up to two inches fell in the Las Vegas Valley, this being the first measurable snow at McCarran Airport since December 2008 when 3.6 inches fell.

The Nevada Highway Patrol even closed portions of I-15 in both directions on Sunday, south of Vegas to the California state line, as drivers were having to deal with fog and black ice. Several vehicle accidents were reported.

The National Weather Service was forecasting another storm expected in the middle of the week with the possibility of more snow at lower elevations.