Much to the dismay of antiperspirant merchants, but to the relief of everybody else, the streak is over.
Saturday’s high temperature, recorded at McCarran International Airport, the valley’s official weather station, reached only 99 degrees. That means the end of a 45-day streak of 100-degree or higher temperatures, according to the National Weather Service.
Weather service Meteorologist John Adair said the streak was the third-longest in the recorded history of the Las Vegas Valley. The record for most consecutive days in which temperatures soared to at least 100 degrees stands at 66 days, from June 27 through Aug. 31, 1944, he said.
Today’s high is forecast to reach 98 degrees, with a low of 77. Adair said the cooler temperatures are the result of a low-pressure system from the West Coast. Monday’s forecast is for a high of 103.
July’s average temperature of 96.2 degrees was the highest of any month since record keeping began in 1937. The previous record, set in July 2007, was 95.4, according to the Weather Service.
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