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1/22/2007

Rare snow storm surprises Arizona

Breaking Storm News: Arizona, USA

Jan 22, 2007
PHOENIX - More than a foot of snow fell on parts of northern Arizona, and several more inches were possible Monday, while children as far south as Tucson got a rare chance to play in the snow as one of the strongest storms of the winter moved through the state.
Sunday's storm came amid a wave of winter storms that have brought snow, ice and strong winds to the Plains region, but also to the Southwest, including Arizona, Texas and New Mexico.
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NEVADA -USA: RECORD-BREAKING COLD - Chilly Las Vegas was shivering last week beneath a blanket of cold the likes of which it hasn't seen for a decade. A fountain at a casino east of the Las Vegas Strip froze into a four-tiered ice sculpture and landscaping pipes in some neighborhoods burst, flooding roads and creating automotive skating rinks that sent cars skidding to curbs. The UNUSUAL cold snap sent overnight temperatures plunging into the low 20s. Sunday only warmed up to 39 degrees at McCarran International Airport, setting a RECORD FOR THE LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE EVER FOR A JANUARY 14. The previous record was 42 degrees in 1997.
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