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08/20/2007 12:55 AM ID: 64372 Permalink   

Sweltering in Las Vegas

 

Last month was the hottest July on record for Las Vegas with an average temperature of 107 degrees Farenheit (41.5 degrees Celsius), to make matters worse only half of the normal level of rainfall was received.

Water level at Las Vegas Supply at Lake Mead are half of what they were only seven years ago, Pat Mulroy, General Manager for Southern Nevada Water Authority said the time for discussing water solutions has ended.

Pat Mulroy is quoted as saying: "Let me put it to you this way. We have to assume that this drought will continue. Any other premise for planning would be irresponsible at this point".

 
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  41.5oC is "sweltering"?  
 
Pfft. Live in Queensland for a bit.
 
  by: Bluep     08/20/2007 01:38 AM     
  @blueP  
 
depending on where it is that is an extremely hot temperature...

personally i dislike temperature over 25C, an average temperature of 41.5C where i live would litterally kill hundreds if not thousands, ontop of that it would certianly cause rolling blackouts.

i think most people would call anything over 40C oppressive heat (sweltering)... if it hits that temperature here i'm moving into the freezer...lol
 
  by: havoc666     08/20/2007 02:03 AM     
  107?  
 
Sounds normal for this time of year.
 
  by: walter3ca   08/20/2007 03:18 AM     
  @everyone  
 
thats 107F average for the year...there were days that Las Vegas got to 125F or higher. This wouldn't be a problem for a city that is prepared and used to heat like this. I honestly don't see why Vegas is not considering its in the desert.
 
  by: Maddhatter   08/20/2007 05:05 AM     
  @maddhatter  
 
"thats 107F average for the year...there were days that Las Vegas got to 125F or higher. This wouldn't be a problem for a city that is prepared and used to heat like this. I honestly don't see why Vegas is not considering its in the desert."

actually that just for the month of July (the hottest on record for LV)... its not so much that they aren't prepared its the combination that killing them, lack of rainfall, plus record heat, plus drying up water supply (Lake Mead). i have another parallel article to this one about las vegas focusing on the drought, they are 3 year away from a water crisis, $45 million has been approved to build new pumps as the first intake will in 3 year be useless as the water level will drop below it.
 
  by: havoc666     08/20/2007 05:13 AM     
  in the shade  
 
I was vacationing in iraq and it was usually ten degrees over this vegas temp, it's like being hit in the face with a hot bag. the beaches are nice tho' you should see the girls' bathing suits
 
  by: herolung   08/20/2007 06:22 AM     
  @Maddhatter  
 
I live in Las Vegas and it has never been 124 degrees. The hottest day ever recorded was 117 degress.

I lived in Phoenix for a while and it reached 124 a couple times. But never in Vegas.
 
  by: STFUnoob   08/20/2007 07:43 PM     
  heck yea  
 
it reaches 124 in pheonix. I live in Chandler and it has EASILY gotten to 120 more than i can count this summer. 107 is hot yes.... but honestly its not THAT hot (stand in shade and love the swimming pool, thats as hot as "bath water") haha
 
  by: inpherno3   08/20/2007 11:41 PM     
  @But  
 
I'd rather deal with 107 in the desert instead of here with 97 and over 100% humidity, when you walk out the door and suddenly you can't breathe and your sweating after a mere minute.
 
  by: Rislone   08/21/2007 01:09 AM     
  depends (not the adult undergarments)  
 
on where you take your temperature samples. I'm sure there have been some pavement temperatures in Las Vegas well beyond 117 degrees F. Las Vegas seems to me to be one of the world's largest slabs of cement and asphalt with minimal vegetation so it doesn't surprise me in the slightest that it is "sweltering"

Another point worth mentioning is that water is the most abundant molecule on earth. We're just too stupid to control it.
 
  by: ibcm   08/21/2007 11:36 AM     
  @STFUnoob  
 
Death Valley is closer to Las Vegas than Los Angeles. I'm sure you know Death Valley for being the hottest place on EARTH. Las Vegas trumps Phoenix in high temperatures for obvious reasons.

How will we like it when the temperatures reach 150F, 170F, 212F

I thought I hated the monsoon humidity now. Try to imagine the oceans boiling.
 
  by: ibcm   08/21/2007 11:44 AM     
  vegas vegetation  
 
Who planned the big slab? We need to blame them for not including large enough areas of vegetation (parks, etc.) distributed evenly within the city. Civil engineers? Oxymoron?
 
  by: ibcm   08/21/2007 11:48 AM     
  Well consideing  
 
You die if your core body temp goes much above 40 degrees celsius(enzymes lose their shape and no longer work), I'd say air temps of 40 are a bit bloody hot.
 
  by: Gogevandire   08/21/2007 07:49 PM     
 
 
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