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September 20, 2014

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So just what sort of record was set by today’s heat?

Temperatures in Las Vegas continued to shoot up Saturday, reaching a record high for the second day in a row.

By 5 p.m., McCarran International Airport recorded a high of 112 degrees; the previous high on June 8 was 111 degrees in 1955, said Ryan Metzger, a meteorologist at National Weather Service Las Vegas. It also topped Friday’s record-setting temperature of 109 degrees.

Saturday’s record also ties the second-earliest date Las Vegas has topped 110 degrees -- with the earliest being June 6.

The heat has already begun to affect residents in the Las Vegas Valley. The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning on Saturday, and Las Vegas Fire and Rescue had responded to 16 heat-related calls as of 5 p.m.

Two adults and one child were transported to a hospital because of the heat, spokesman Tim Szymanski said. The child was in serious condition, but none of the three appeared to be in life-threatening condition.

With no clouds in the sky, Metzger said the weather isn’t expected to cool down anytime soon. However, the heat will let up slightly from its record-setting blaze.

“Tomorrow we’re only forecasting 109 degrees; that’s not a record,” Metzger said.

After that, temperatures are predicted to dip into the low 100s for next week, Metzger said.

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