Las Vegas Heat Record: Sin City Breaks All-Time High

Las Vegas has officially broken its heat record and hit an all-time high temperature never seen before in Sin City.

On Sunday, the temperature at Harry Reid International Airport hit 120 degrees around 4 p.m. local time. That means Las Vegas just saw its hottest day on record.

Las Vegas actually managed to break several records on Sunday. Just a few hours earlier, the National Weather Service reported that Sin City had reached a record temperature of 118 degrees, which broke the previous record of 117 degrees.

The broken Las Vegas heat record comes amid a record-shattering heat wave battering the West Coast. According to the NWS, residents should expect “dangerously hot conditions for an unusually long period” in portions of southeast California, Arizona, and Nevada.

This historic heat wave also shattered other records up and down the West Voast. Palm Springs, California, for example, reported a new all-time heat record of 124 degrees on Friday.

The July heat wave comes shortly on the heels of the hottest June ever recorded on Earth. The vast majority of scientists believe that the record-breaking temperatures are caused by global climate change, which is closely linked to the burning of fossil fuels.

If you’re wondering how to stay cool in Las Vegas, there are various options you can use to beat the heat around the city. For example, check out the VegasNews guide to the best pool party spots in Las Vegas.

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