LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – Las Vegas officially hit 117º on Saturday, tying the city’s early high temperature record.
The official filming location for Las Vegas is at McCarran International Airport. It is worth noting that parts of the valley have been warmer – and will be warmer – than the official temperatures recorded.
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Las Vegas has hit 117º four other times in the recorded story:
- June 20, 2017
- June 30, 201
- July 2005
- July 1942
In addition to matching the peak time, daily highs have been broken over the past few days and record-breaking temperatures are expected for Sunday and Monday.
An excessive heat warning remains in effect in the area until Monday night. The valley holds on to heights in the triple-digit teens.
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A heating guide also applies to the Spring Mountains / Red Rock and Sheep Range. The temperatures that reach the 90s over the next two days. Along the Colorado River Basin, temperatures are expected to flirt with the 120s.
Officials warn that this heat can be very dangerous. We are at a “very high” level of heat hazard, the highest level in the US National Weather Service.
Heat is also the largest weather-related killer in the United States
So what can you do? Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated, try to avoid spending plenty of time outdoors, and if you need to be outside, take breaks in AC or shade.
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