It’s Been A Long Time Since You Said: “Yes, But It’s A Dry Heat”
It has been quite awhile since we went over 100 degrees here in the Las Vegas valley. In fact, the last time we hit triple-digit highs was back on September 8, 2022. On that late summer day, we topped out at 105 degrees. Remember, we’re not talking about the thermometer in your backyard or in your car. We’re talking about the official recorded temperature at the airport.
When Will The Thermometer Read Over 100 Degrees?
Depending on which weather app you use, it looks like we will finally go over 100 degrees late next week. The one I check regularly shows we may hit triple digits next Thursday, June 29th. We may not go over 100 degrees until next Friday, June 30th.
What is the cause for this unusually cooler spring in Las Vegas? According to an article by Bill Bellis on News3LV.com, it may be because of the development of the “El Niño” weather pattern. Apparently, this creates a “more active jet stream pattern or storm track” over the southern United States.
Could This Be A Record-Setting Year?
The average normal date that we hit the century mark on the thermometer is May 24th. We’re almost a month past that now. The latest date that Las Vegas recorded a 100-degree day was June 30th, 1965. We may tie that record if my weather app is on target.
The silver medal goes to the year 1998, when our city peaked at or over 100 degrees on June 26. It appears 2023 could prove to be the second-latest date for the first triple-digit high temperature. All of this information comes from the News3LV.com article.
We Have Gotten Close To Going Over 100 Degrees This Year
Official high temperatures at Harry Reid International Airport reached 98 degrees twice so far this year. Once on April 30th, and then again on June 5th. To be honest, we are all loving the late start to 100+ degree days around here. Furthermore, the evenings have been really nice to sit out on a balcony, porch, or patio. Let’s enjoy it while it lasts!
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Larry Martino is the long-time afternoon drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.