We have actually experienced springtime here in Las Vegas. We usually have at least a few days of triple digit high temperatures during May and into early June. However, we tied the record for the latest 100-degree day on Friday, June 30th. The last time we went that long without a triple-digit high temperature was back in 1965. However, it’s time to get ready for our first heat wave of 2023.
Excessive Heat Warning Is In Effect
If you visit Las Vegas frequently, or if you have lived here for some time, you know that we like to do things BIG in this city. So, when summer finally arrives, you know it is going to be “Hot Hot Hot!” We officially topped out at 100 degrees on Friday, June 30th.
At the present time, the National Weather Service has issued an “excessive heat warning” for Southern Nevada. Evidently, it will continue from 11am Saturday, July 1st through 8pm Monday, July 3rd. You can expect high temperatures up around 110 degrees.
However, according to Weather.com, the 10-day forecast looks like summer has definitely arrived in earnest. You can eventually expect high temperatures to stay in the range of 102-107 degrees between the 4th of July and the middle of the month.
Should It Really Be Called A Heat Wave In Las Vegas?
You could say that I have incorrectly titled this piece. I guess I can’t argue with that, since we really don’t get “heat waves” like other cities around the nation. When summer hits in Las Vegas, it pretty much stays with us into the middle part of September. Sometimes, even later than that. Sure, there might be a day or two here and there where it is overcast with a chance of rain. But, for the most part, summer is here to stay. I guess we’re all used to it by now.
Conversely, it sure was nice to enjoy a spring without any 100+-degree days. I don’t know if you want to call this a musical celebration. But music always cheers me up. I hope these seven great songs featured on 96.3 KKLZ will lift your spirits a bit. Stay cool!