Update: Primm Valley Resort & Casino is currently the only hotel open in Primm. Whiskey Pete's casino is open but the hotel isn't. Buffalo Bill's is completely closed.

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Snow in Primm

How Much Snow Does Primm Get?

Snowfall in Primm is uncommon. Primm is very dry. It’s in a valley in the warm Mojave Desert at an elevation of 2,600 feet at the 35th latitude. As a result, it doesn't get much snow. Primm typically doesn't receive more than two inches of snowfall per year.

While historical weather data for Primm is limited, according to data from the Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC), the average annual snowfall at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas, which is about 35 miles north of Primm and 400 feet lower in elevation, averages 0.9 inches of snowfall per year.

Snow Above Desert

Snow above the desert

Winter Snow Chances

Typical daytime high temperatures in December and January in Primm are in the mid 50s, with lows near freezing. These are the most likely months for snowfall.

However, some years Primm is snow-free. By March, high temperatures in Primm already average near 70 degrees.

You can learn more about Primm's climate here.

In Primm, you can experience near-white terrain without all the cold. The Ivanpah Dry Lake bed can take on a wintry appearance.

Limo on Dry Lake

Winter Travel Conditions

While road conditions are normally trouble-free in Primm, the mountains above Primm receive more snowfall. The pass on I-15 at Mountain Pass, California, which is 15 miles southwest of Primm, can be challenging when a weather system moves in.

The pass is 4,728 feet in elevation, which is 2,100 feet higher than Primm, just south of the Clark Mountains. You can view current road conditions at Mountain Pass on the Caltrans website here.

Drive Safely

During winter, it is a good idea to be on the safe side and have all-wheel drive, bring emergency provisions with you, or carry chains in your vehicle when driving to or from Primm. I-15 does close on occasion during winter storms.

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