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Another day, another record: Las Vegas hits 119 as heat wave continues

Updated July 9, 2024 - 7:17 pm

A record-breaking hot spell continues to blister Southern Nevada.

When the official temperature at the Las Vegas airport reached 117 degrees at 3:08 p.m. Tuesday, the valley had its fourth straight day of the high reaching at least 115.

Shortly before 4:50 p.m. the official reading hit 119, making it the second-hottest day in Las Vegas weather history after the 120 high on Sunday.

The last four-day streak at 115 or higher was nearly 20 years ago, July 16-19, 2005, according to the Las Vegas office of the National Weather Service.

The official thermometer has not been below 90 degrees since 5:40 a.m. Sunday, nearly 62 hours.

Tuesday also became the seventh straight day of highs at 110 or higher. Since last Wednesday, the daily high temperatures have reached 113 or hotter.

Such a streak of 10 days has happened twice in recorded Las Vegas weather history (since 1937), June 17 to 26, 1962, and most recently just last year, July 14-23.

The 119 reading scorched the record of 116 for July 9 set in 2021.

Clark County announced Tuesday evening that cooling stations across the region will remain open through Friday.

One off-Strip hotel-casino, the OYO, is having air conditioning problems, according to employees.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com.

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