LAS VEGAS (AP) — A heat wave baking much of the West may have tied a more than century-old record for the U.S. while putting Las Vegas through its hottest June on record.
The National Weather Service says California’s Death Valley National Park tentatively recorded a high temperature of 129 degrees on Sunday, which would tie the all-time June record high for the United States. It could take months to verify whether the record set in 1902 at Volcano, a former town near the Salton Sea in southeastern California, was matched.
Las Vegas temperatures have been at 115 and above in recent days — including a record-tying 117 on Sunday — helping make June the hottest ever in Sin City.
National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Stachelski says Las Vegas will continue to bake in near-record temperatures at least through Thursday.