Lake Havasu City was involved in a desert snow storm and the result is what we see here folks.
Most couldn't believe their eyes when they woke up and I am sure you are having a hard time too!That place that is know for its hot desert and its spring break that makes the frozen states as jealous got snow?
Yup, we got snow and let me take you up through the mountains!
A cactus covered in snow is not the typical weather here in February.
The higher up in the mountains you go they more dense the snow was.
I am not sure what the cactus were thinking at this point!
All of this snow came from a snow storm that hit the area between the 20th of February Wednesday night, and early Friday morning, the 22nd of February.
There were reports that stated elevations more than 4000ft would be able to sustain snow on the ground and luckily for many, the height of these mountains tops out at around 5100ft at Crossman's Peak.
Because Crossman's Peak was so high up the snow stayed on the ground. Crossman's peak covered in snow is a sight not many see.
4 years ago was the first time anyone had seen snow on these mountains in several decades. The storm at that time affected much of Arizona, giving Flagstaff several feet of snow, just as this one did as well.
While is isn't always the case, When Havasu is hit with snow , you can be sure Flagstaff got several feet of snow and are bringing out the snow plows.
This isn't the case with Havasu.
Some may think that Lake Havasu got covered in snow, or Lake Havasu got tons of snow, but it is really just the mountains.
The City of Havasu was affecting with Hail and Rain through most of the day on Thursday, the temps just weren't cool enough for the snow to stay.
This was its own Winter Wonderland, just a bit late for Christmas though!
In this Picture you can see the snow and the lake in the same picture. Lake Havasu having a blizzard just wasn't the case this year, but that wouldn't stop everyone from going to see it!
The Mohave County got snowfall this week was very strange for most as it almost never snows in Lake Havasu City Area but it was twice now in the past 2 years.
Most come to Havasu to get away from the snow, but this truck ran towards it.
The snow stayed well into the morning with residences wondering if they will begin to add the words Ski Town to the back of Lake Havasu City's impressive list of things you can call it, such as the Spring Break Destination, California's Cool Off Zone, the Premiere destination of the Colorado River, and to many, its called Home.
"Its a snow day in Lake Havasu!" said no one ever. But does this much mean we should close and get off work?? :D
The snow was truly stunning to see in an area so often seen with the temperature gauge well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
This Marks the beginning of the dirt road to the snow! Lets go!
The Desert covered in snow is just such a wonderful sight.