Record Early May Heat Shifts From Southwest to Southeast, Vegas Get’s Earliest 105F Since 1947

Written by on May 11, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments

The Desert Southwest has received a very early taste of mid summer level heat with many daily records melting.

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Not surprisingly, Death Valley has been the hottest spot in North America for the last 4 straight days. A high of 116 is rare for this early.

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A record 105 degrees set at McCarren Intl Airport, Las Vegas was not only a daily record, surpassing 100 set back in 2001 but the earliest such reading since 1947 according to Etienne Kapikian.

Two 106 degree days for Phoenix constitutes joint 9th earliest such reading.

El Paso, TX hit it’s 2nd earliest 100 on record. Earliest being May 8, 1989. The average first 100 is June 14th.

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Denver got their 4th earliest 90. Average first 90 is June 10th.

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So the heat spreads eastwards across the Southern Tier this weekend.

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GFS forecasted highs for Fri, Sat, Sun.

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