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Las Vegas ties daily record; excessive heat warning continues

Updated September 7, 2021 - 10:28 pm

Las Vegas tied the record daily high Tuesday amid an excessive heat warning, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service reported a high temperature of 108 degrees at 3:10 p.m., tying the record set in 1955 and matched in 1977.

The average high temperature for this time of year is 98, but meteorologist Trevor Boucher said September typically sees wetter weather that keeps temperatures down, or hot and dry days.

Death Valley recorded 122 degrees, breaking the daily high record of 121 set in 1932, Boucher said.

An excessive heat warning remains in place across Las Vegas through Wednesday at 9 p.m.

People should avoid outdoor exposure during the hottest part of the day and should stay hydrated.

The overnight low Tuesday will be about 81. Wednesday will be nearly identical to Tuesday, with a high of 108 expected.

Cooling is anticipated later in the week as moisture from the south brings lower temperatures to the valley.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com. Follow @Marv_in_Vegas on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Sabrina Schnur contributed to this report.

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