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September 18, 2014

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At 110 degrees, high temperature sets record in Las Vegas

Temperatures soared to a record high on Tuesday as the mercury topped out at 110 degrees in Las Vegas.

McCarran International Airport recorded the high at 3:10 p.m. The previous high of 109 degrees for today's date was set in 1998 and 1944, according to National Weather Service records.

The temperature also set a daily record in Needles, Calif., where the high hit 117 degrees.

Forecasters have issued an excessive heat warning in effect through Saturday in the surrounding areas below 4,000 feet in elevation.

The weather service said Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be the hottest days this week in Las Vegas, at 112 degrees. Lows will fall only to the middle and upper 80s.

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  1. The Sun may just be reporting the temperature, as "recorded." But the official records are a lie. That 110 degrees set a record for a Las Vegas day in August is a friggin' joke! It's official lies like this that epitomize why out-of-state businesses cannot take Las Vegas as a serious relocation venue.

  2. DTJ,
    You know this how?

  3. Hi DTJ,

    I'm not sure why you express doubt with "recorded" temperatures, but as the story says, 110 is the highest temperature the weather service has recorded at McCarran on today's date, Aug. 23. Other areas, particularly locations at lower elevations generally in the eastern valley, might see slightly warmer weather on any given day, but McCarran is the official weather reporting station for Las Vegas.

    As a side note, the warmest temperature ever recorded on any day in August in Las Vegas is 116 degrees.

    Here are the official records from the local weather service office:
    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/vef/climate/page...

  4. I was going to say, 110? We've seen hotter, no biggie. Just that much less wood I have to use in the BBQ.

  5. Are you serious DTJ?

  6. Mr Jackson I could not agree with you more. Las Vegas is a fun place to visit but not a good place to raise a family.