Sweltering heat streak continues for Las Vegas area

The Las Vegas Valley’s streak of record-setting heat continued for a third day.

The official temperature hit 111 degrees on Thursday afternoon, breaking a record for Aug. 25 in the Las Vegas area, according to the National Weather Service. The previous high of 110 degrees was set in 1985.

The record-breaking heat began Tuesday when the thermometer hit 110, surpassing the previous high for Aug. 23 of 109 set in 1944 and 1998.

Wednesday’s temperatures also broke a record, reaching 112 degrees. The previous record for Aug. 24 was 110 degrees, set in 1985.

The National Weather Service has been keeping temperature records since 1937. The weather service’s official marking station is McCarran International Airport.

Forecasters said the streak should stop today with temperatures expected to reach 108 degrees; the record for Aug. 26 is 109 degrees. Saturday and Sunday’s high are expected to reach 107, which would not break or tie a record high for either date.

Contact reporter Antonio Planas at aplanas@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4638.

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