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September 19, 2014

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Mount Charleston blanketed with 5 inches of snow

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Manuel Franco cleans snow from chairs and tables on the patio of the Mt. Charleston Lodge on Mount Charleston Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.

Snow Falls on Mount Charleston

Snowboarder Jake Buell rides a handrail at the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort in Lee Canyon Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. Launch slideshow »

Light snow continued to fall on Mount Charleston this morning at 9,200 feet, adding to at least five inches that fell overnight.

The snow was measured at Lee Canyon, while the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort reported about seven inches of snow. The same storm system brought light rain to the valley, National Weather Service officials said.

The rain and snow are expected to disappear by this afternoon, but the clouds and cooler temperatures are expected to remain throughout the day, officials said. Today’s high in Las Vegas is expected to reach just 66 degrees.

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