Ethan Miller/Getty Images Visitors take photos at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign as it snows during a winter storm Wednesday in Las Vegas. LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 21: A wintry mix of precipitation falls during an unusually cold winter storm system on February 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Some parts of Los Angeles County received a brief dusting of snow during the storm. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 21: People walk in front of mountains covered in snow during a winter storm on February 21, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The rare event in Las Vegas dumped up to eight inches of snow in some parts of the city. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 21: Mountains and desert plants are covered in snow during a winter storm on February 21, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The rare event in Las Vegas dumped up to eight inches of snow in some parts of the city. … [Read more...] about It snowed where? Try LA. And Vegas. And Phoenix. And Tucson.
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(Las Vegas Review-Journal) Summer officially starts Thursday but the Las Vegas Valley is ahead of the game when it comes to hot weather. The valley’s streak of triple-digit highs, which resumed Tuesday, will continue through this week and into the next, according to the National Weather Service. Wednesday’s forecast has a high of 108 degrees, the weather service said. An excessive heat warning will go into effect at 11 a.m. Thursday as the high rises to 112, just a few degrees short of the previous record for the date of 115 set in 2017. That warning will last through 8 p.m. Saturday as temperatures gradually cool a bit. The high for Friday could reach 111, the weather service said, and Saturday’s high will dip to 109. Sunday should be slightly cooler with a high of 104, but temperatures are set to rise again at the start of next week. The weather service predicts highs near 105 on Monday and 107 on Tuesday. Overnight lows are expected to be in the mid-80s before … [Read more...] about Las Vegas gets head start on summer with triple-digit temps
COURTESY LAS VEGAS NEWS BUREAU View of the Las Vegas Strip, looking north from the Foundation Room atop Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. LAS VEGAS >> Jewel Nightclub at Aria is pulsing in the wee morning hours. So are my feet, which more than nine hours earlier felt good in these leather boots. I’m being jostled back and forth like a pinball among packs of 20-somethings with no sense of personal space, trying not to step on cocktail glasses (yes, GLASSES) on the dance floor. I take a stiletto heel to one of my boots. That’s going to leave a mark. It’s bright, loud and lively in here, with guest DJ Lil Jon wearing dark shades and headphones and bobbing his head to mixes that run the gamut, from the Backstreet Boys to 2 Chainz. Colorful graphics morph on the big screen behind him. He sends out trays of shots. Intermittent blasts of cold air, which look like smoke funnels, radiate from the ceiling. I’m getting a little tired but am … [Read more...] about Experiencing Las Vegas after dark — way after dark
As the temperatures soar higher, spending time in water seems like a great idea. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye Temperatures across the Las Vegas Valley will continue to rise this week, prompting an excessive heat watch from the National Weather Service. Tuesday will be hot and sunny with a high near 102 degrees, the weather service said. Light breezes are expected to continue through the week. Wednesday will start out with a morning low near 78 degrees before the high shoots up to 108, the weather service said. The weather service’s excessive heat watch will go into effect on Thursday as temperatures top out at 113 degrees. The watch will last through Friday evening. Temperatures will start to fall on Friday, but will likely stay in the triple digits through the weekend and into next week, the weather service said. The forecast high for Friday is 110. Saturday’s high should fall to about 109, then down to 108 on Sunday and a bit lower to 105 on … [Read more...] about Las Vegas Valley temperatures soaring toward record highs
Two brothers play at Sunset Park in Las Vegas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye The Las Vegas Valley got a brief break from triple-digit temperatures over the weekend but highs will rise to well above normal this week, according to the National Weather Service. Monday will stay relatively cool with a high of 94 degrees, the weather service said. Light winds will pick up Monday morning and should last through the next few days. The valley will keep getting hotter with highs near 100 on Tuesday and 107 on Wednesday, the weather service said. The weather service said Thursday will be the hottest day of the week with a high of 111. By Friday the high will drop to 109. Average highs for this time of year are about 100 degrees. Contact Max Michor at [email protected] or 702-383-0381. Follow @MaxMichor on Twitter. … [Read more...] about Temps will climb to 111 this week in Las Vegas Valley