It Is Even Hotter than CNN Says…

Whew. CNN has a story about how hot is is in the west and mentions that it is going to hit 116 in Las Vegas, NV, where we live. Here is a screen shot of the current readings [~1:00 pm] from the weather station at DRI, where I currently work.

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117.7ºF at 12:50 p.m. It feels every bit of that. This is not unheard of, it is, however, pretty surprising each time it happens.

[update:] Just for fun (aka, humor me) go to the summary page for the DRI station for July 5, 2007. Scroll down and notice that the max air temperature was 120.0ºF at some point. I have never seen that.

Of course, we could be at Furnace Creek in Death Valley, the lowest point in the U.S. Their unofficial temp today was 128ºF.

No thanks.

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2 thoughts on “It Is Even Hotter than CNN Says…”

  1. During our one and only summer in Phoenix (1990), it hit 122°F for the first time. I remember they closed the airport for a couple of hours since at the time planes had been only specced for temperatures up to 120°F.

    122°F is exactly 50°C. Germans tend to complain about heat any time it gets close to 30°C (86°F), and they freak out when I tell them I experienced 50°C, in a car with no air conditioning no less. 🙂

  2. I lived in Winslow, AZ from 1983-1985 and frequently had to go to Phoenix for meetings. The summer of ’84 or ’85 was like that there — officially 120º+F which means, what, an unofficial 130º+F on the airport tarmac? I recall hearing that planes were sinking into the asphalt and had to be extricated with heavy equipment. Bwwwuh, too, too much.

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