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September 19, 2014

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Las Vegas on track to break winter drought record

Las Vegas is in the midst of one of its driest winters ever, reaching 40 consecutive days without any rain and none on the way.

The last time there was any measurable rainfall at McCarran International Airport was Dec. 4.

This is the third-longest early winter drought in Las Vegas history, and the forecast indicates that it could break the record of 47 days set in 1961, National Weather Service officials said.

The valley is not projected to get any rain for the next two weeks, officials said.

Still, as dry as this winter has been, it is not the driest stretch in Las Vegas history. The longest recorded drought was 101 days, which started July 2, 1944, officials said.

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