A record heat wave has sent more than 40 people to hospitals in Las Vegas and prompted special protection for wild horses and the cancellation of a marathon elsewhere in Nevada.
Arizona is in the grips of a dangerous heat wave that could send temperatures soaring to 118 degrees by the weekend in Phoenix, creating ripe conditions for wildfires and forcing the Border Patrol to ramp up efforts to rescue immigrants succumbing to the stifling heat while crossing the border.
With temperatures expected to reach nearly 105 degrees today, a number of cooling stations will open to the public.
While people in some other parts of the country are grabbing the coats and boots, Las Vegans are being treated to some nice weather for the final days of 2011.
A Clark County official says Las Vegas-area residents have eight more places to get cool this week while the region copes with an excessive heat watch and predictions of record high temperatures.
LAS VEGAS…NORTH LAS VEGAS…HENDERSON…BOULDER CITY 1230 PM PST SAT FEB 26 2011 TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE EVENING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. […]
The weather cooled down this weekend but what’s in store for the rest of the week? The KXNT Morning News speaks to the Weather Channel.