Record-breaking March heat across Nevada

Las Vegas Valley, a major metropolitan area located in the southern part of the US state of Nevada, registered two consecutive days of record highs over the weekend and the first 90-degree °F (32.2 °C) day of the year as record-breaking March heat continues across the state.

According to the National WeatherWeather refers to the state of the atmosphere with regard to temperature, cloudiness, rainfall, wind, and other meteorological conditions. (UKCIP) Service, several meteorological stations in the valley registered 90 °F on Saturday, March 18 just before 16:00 local time, breaking the 1972 record of 88 °F (31.1 °C). It was the first time the temperatures reached 90 °F since October 22, 2016.

Sunday brought another unusually warm March day with another record high of 90 °F, breaking the previous record for March 19 set in 1939 by 2 °F (1.1 °C) and bringing the total daily record highs for the month to four. 

“The last time the valley saw two record highs in a row was in November 2016,” said NWS meteorologist Jim Harrison.

Average temperatures for this time of year are in the low 70s (~21 °C), NWS said and added that by the end of the week, the valley will return to normal spring temperatures. There is even a possibility for some rainRain is liquid water in the form of droplets that have condensed from atmospheric water vapor and then precipitated—that is, become heavy enough to fall under gravity. Rain is a major component of the water cycle and is responsible for depositing most of the fresh water on the Earth. It ....

The record high in Las Vegas for the month of March is 96 °C (° 36 °F)

Featured image: Las Vegas, Nevada by Mjr Kool (CC – Flickr)

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