It snowed several inches in Las Vegas last week. A few hours after this photo was taken, it turned to rain and the accumulation on the ground disappeared, but school was cancelled the next day just because.
It's on the dry side here in my part of Colorado, although there is some old snow on the ground, and the river is mostly iced over. It's dead quiet out there without the sound of the water rushing over the rocks.
Look again at these pictures that show my views from the respective houses - explains why I'm happier in Colorado than in Las Vegas.