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(Reno Gazette-Journal)   Las Vegas ties its all-time record high temperature of 117 degrees, casinos immediately offer free CPR to all guests walking in from other hotels   (rgj.com) divider line 94
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2013-07-01 08:23:19 AM
I'm pretty sure the earth is trying to tell us that perhaps we shouldn't be there
 
2013-07-01 08:24:28 AM
By the way, did you know that global climate change is a hoax?
 
2013-07-01 08:25:39 AM
But it's a dry heat.
 
2013-07-01 08:25:48 AM

EyeballKid: By the way, did you know that global climate change is a hoax?


It's perfectly normal to break records constantly.
 
2013-07-01 08:25:59 AM
But it's a dry heat!
 
2013-07-01 08:27:26 AM
Don't visit Vegas in July? Duly noted.
 
2013-07-01 08:27:58 AM
I recall reaching up to scratch my head while outside in Las Vegas and burning my fingers on my hair.
 
2013-07-01 08:28:05 AM
vortex.accuweather.com

Used that last week
 
2013-07-01 08:28:05 AM
I did Vegas once at 115.  At that point it's so hot it feels like sticking your face into an oven.  People outside would just sprint from shade to shade.  Even the guys on the strip peddling escort fliers decided to take the afternoon off.
 
2013-07-01 08:28:33 AM
Better turn up the AC and let the car idle while at work. That'll help.

47°C? Jeezus.
 
2013-07-01 08:29:17 AM
I remember 1 day it getting to 117 when I lived in Tucson. Dry heat or not, it was freaking hot.

/At the bottom of the article there was a link to the UNR Undie Run
//Probably NSFW
 
2013-07-01 08:29:45 AM
eh, I've been in 150 degree heat in humid-ass DC. (the steam tunnels under the city)

man up pussies.
 
2013-07-01 08:30:30 AM

generallyso: Don't visit Vegas in July? Duly noted.


CSB:

I once went to Vegas for the 4th of July, I walked from MGM Grand to Caesar's, it was 110 degrees, the soles on my shoes melted causing the air pockets to pop.

/CSB
 
2013-07-01 08:31:48 AM

Tom_Slick: generallyso: Don't visit Vegas in July? Duly noted.

CSB:

I once went to Vegas for the 4th of July, I walked from MGM Grand to Caesar's, it was 110 degrees, the soles on my shoes melted causing the air pockets to pop.

/CSB


I literally had the same experience... although we probably just need to buy nicer shoes, lol!
 
2013-07-01 08:32:01 AM
I was in Laughlin, NV about twenty years ago when it 114° with a constant 30 mph and gusts even higher. It felt like being surrounded by a large group of people all holding high wattage hair dryers and pointing them directly at me.
 
2013-07-01 08:33:41 AM

neversubmit: Used that last week


Yuuuup. Rained like a mfer all last week. Will again this week.
 
2013-07-01 08:35:50 AM
I was in Vegas a few years back when it was 110.  Crowds + that kind of heat = stay in the effing casino.  Take a cab to get around, and that stupid and useless monorail if necessary.

Dry heat my muscular buttocks.  No amount of dry makes up for that kind of brain searing heat.
 
2013-07-01 08:38:20 AM

thecpt: neversubmit: Used that last week

Yuuuup. Rained like a mfer all last week. Will again this week.


Considering the drought and stupid hot temperatures we had this time last year, I'm loving all the rain and cooler weather, I don't have a pool or pool-body, it can stay cool for all I care.
 
2013-07-01 08:45:13 AM

Girion47: eh, I've been in 150 degree heat in humid-ass DC. (the steam tunnels under the city)

man up pussies.


I went for a walk once on the surface of the sun. It was, like, a MILLION degrees or something. My shoelaces nearly caught fire!
 
2013-07-01 08:58:02 AM

Girion47: eh, I've been in 150 degree heat in humid-ass DC. (the steam tunnels under the city)

man up pussies.


A fine example of "the topper".
 
2013-07-01 09:00:44 AM
Vegas, hordes of Jersey Shore fist pumping wannabees doing the "big party" trip and tons of asians smoking cigarettes and being impolite.
 
2013-07-01 09:01:06 AM
I live here in las vegas. Yep it's hot...sticky today too. I take the bus to work, keep a few bottles of ice water in my bag. It's managable.
 
2013-07-01 09:01:20 AM
When it is this hot does anything get done in the city? i figured people would just stay in.
 
2013-07-01 09:01:52 AM
At 12.32 am it was 109 degrees at Casa Rude, (Stewart and Pecos)
 
2013-07-01 09:02:48 AM
I was in Vegas from Friday until yesterday, including for this record heat.  It was shockingly hot.  And the 'it's a dry heat' adage stops being true when the metal in your car gets hot enough to leave burn marks when you touch it.

/but the pool felt WONDERFUL.
 
2013-07-01 09:20:25 AM

THE GREAT NAME: Girion47: eh, I've been in 150 degree heat in humid-ass DC. (the steam tunnels under the city)

man up pussies.

I went for a walk once on the surface of the sun. It was, like, a MILLION degrees or something. My shoelaces nearly caught fire!


Western Australia laughs at you
 
2013-07-01 09:24:54 AM

AndyChrist_AUS: THE GREAT NAME: Girion47: eh, I've been in 150 degree heat in humid-ass DC. (the steam tunnels under the city)

man up pussies.

I went for a walk once on the surface of the sun. It was, like, a MILLION degrees or something. My shoelaces nearly caught fire!

Western Australia laughs at you


Yeah? Well I was inside this BLACK HOLE once. I could see the universe from the OUTSIDE! And it was reallly hot there, at least to the extent you can call it "hot" in a place there are NO LAWS OF PHYSICS!! I laugh at western Australia.
 
2013-07-01 09:24:56 AM
I want to know what caused it to be 117 in 1942.
 
2013-07-01 09:31:05 AM

pedrop357: I want to know what caused it to be 117 in 1942.



Pearl Harbor aftereffects, most likely.
 
2013-07-01 09:31:23 AM

fireclown: I was in Vegas a few years back when it was 110.  Crowds + that kind of heat = stay in the effing casino.  Take a cab to get around, and that stupid and useless monorail if necessary.

Dry heat my muscular buttocks.  No amount of dry makes up for that kind of brain searing heat.


Which useless monorail? The paid or the free one? The free one seems extremely useful, goes down a large portion of the strip, has a train every 15 minutes or so, and is free. Not sure if that's the one, but if so, not sure what you expected, maybe a teleporter?
 
2013-07-01 09:34:00 AM

Kyro: Even the guys on the strip peddling escort fliers decided to take the afternoon off.


pjmedia.com
 
2013-07-01 09:35:02 AM

Girion47: eh, I've been in 150 degree heat in humid-ass DC. (the steam tunnels under the city)


Nancy. I was on fire once. ON FIRE!
 
2013-07-01 09:36:42 AM
I remember golfing in Palm Springs when it hit 123 F. My golf shoes left footprints in the asphalt and my beer would go from ice-cold to boiling-hot within a hole. God bless the drink cart girls.
 
2013-07-01 09:38:21 AM

pedrop357: I want to know what caused it to be 117 in 1942.


It probably wasn't.  The one thing I will concede to the lentalists is that sensors have become far more accurate so it's entierly possible that the 117 back then was an average of certain monitoring stations or came from a single station where 'Bob' and forgot his coke bottle glasses that day sort of thing.

How much these older figures should be corrected by to compensate for these errors is a matter of some debate on both sides of the argument.
 
2013-07-01 09:41:26 AM

desertfool: I remember 1 day it getting to 117 when I lived in Tucson. Dry heat or not, it was freaking hot.

/At the bottom of the article there was a link to the UNR Undie Run
//Probably NSFW


Here's a fun one for you... You know how people love to use the "heat index" to prove how much worse they have it compared to Az? Last year, there was a storm that rolled through Phoenix, one of the Monsoons that actually made it into the heat island. The Republic had a story about it the next day, the temp was 113 and the humidity was 50%. Heat index value? 164 freaking degrees. Dry heat/wet heat, nobody ever takes into account the 6 miserable weeks that not only are the hottest part of the year, but also the most humid, and thanks to the heat island, usually don't result in decent rain storms and more.

At least in Phx. Tucson still gets the rain, and the temp is 3 or 4 degrees cooler, but that's the only consolation you guys have.
 
2013-07-01 09:42:14 AM
That is the airport temp to...I think they keep that thermometer under a shade box or something.  I used to live on the east side, it was usually 6 to 8 degrees higher.  I remember an official 117 day, it melted the cable at the box where the cable attached to the house.
 
2013-07-01 09:46:20 AM

Vaneshi: pedrop357: I want to know what caused it to be 117 in 1942.

It probably wasn't.  The one thing I will concede to the lentalists is that sensors have become far more accurate so it's entierly possible that the 117 back then was an average of certain monitoring stations or came from a single station where 'Bob' and forgot his coke bottle glasses that day sort of thing.

How much these older figures should be corrected by to compensate for these errors is a matter of some debate on both sides of the argument.


Really? That's what the global warming crowd is resorting to? "In the old days, maybe the guy read the thermometer wrong."
And if 117 was the "average" of several monitoring stations, that would mean at least a few of them were ABOVE 117 degrees.
Pathetic. Just shaddap and accept that IT HAS BEEN JUST AS HOT IN THE PAST.
 
2013-07-01 09:53:24 AM

THE GREAT NAME: AndyChrist_AUS: THE GREAT NAME: Girion47: eh, I've been in 150 degree heat in humid-ass DC. (the steam tunnels under the city)

man up pussies.

I went for a walk once on the surface of the sun. It was, like, a MILLION degrees or something. My shoelaces nearly caught fire!

Western Australia laughs at you

Yeah? Well I was inside this BLACK HOLE once. I could see the universe from the OUTSIDE! And it was reallly hot there, at least to the extent you can call it "hot" in a place there are NO LAWS OF PHYSICS!! I laugh at western Australia.


I was there in Cleveland when Lebron James 'took his talents to South Beach'... Talk about hot.

/laughs at all of you/
 
2013-07-01 10:16:01 AM

EyeballKid: By the way, did you know that global climate change is a hoax?


Hmmm, I seem to recall being told that whenever we have record cold temperatures or snowstorms, that those events constitute "weather", not "climate".

Seems to me then that this falls under the same category. Yeah, it's hot in the desert (what a shocker!), but it means and proves nothing WRT "climate change".
 
2013-07-01 10:28:07 AM

Mikey1969: fireclown: I was in Vegas a few years back when it was 110.  Crowds + that kind of heat = stay in the effing casino.  Take a cab to get around, and that stupid and useless monorail if necessary.

Dry heat my muscular buttocks.  No amount of dry makes up for that kind of brain searing heat.

Which useless monorail? The paid or the free one? The free one seems extremely useful, goes down a large portion of the strip, has a train every 15 minutes or so, and is free. Not sure if that's the one, but if so, not sure what you expected, maybe a teleporter?


one that goes to the effing airport.
 
2013-07-01 10:41:32 AM

fireclown: Mikey1969: fireclown: I was in Vegas a few years back when it was 110.  Crowds + that kind of heat = stay in the effing casino.  Take a cab to get around, and that stupid and useless monorail if necessary.

Dry heat my muscular buttocks.  No amount of dry makes up for that kind of brain searing heat.

Which useless monorail? The paid or the free one? The free one seems extremely useful, goes down a large portion of the strip, has a train every 15 minutes or so, and is free. Not sure if that's the one, but if so, not sure what you expected, maybe a teleporter?

one that goes to the effing airport.


That's the paid one... I was gonna try it, but it didn't seem worth it. Now I know for sure... The one that goes from the Luxor(or so) to somewhere around Treasure Island is pretty nice. It's cable driven, totally automated, and a good way to get somewhere when(like me), you've walked the Strip 2 times already, it's 3 am, and you're finally ready to get back to your hotel...
 
2013-07-01 10:47:01 AM

gretzkyscores: Hmmm, I seem to recall being told that whenever we have record cold temperatures or snowstorms, that those events constitute "weather", not "climate".

Seems to me then that this falls under the same category. Yeah, it's hot in the desert (what a shocker!), but it means and proves nothing WRT "climate change".


This is true.

And even if it were 1-2 degrees colder* 116 is still pretty farking hot.

*this is also nonsensical speculation, heating due to climate change isn't uniform
 
2013-07-01 10:48:18 AM
I'm in Kingman. Yesterday, the Sun passed 35 feet above my house. We lost all our tree-tops.
 
2013-07-01 10:49:58 AM
I lived in Phoenix when they had their hottest day ever - 122 on 6/26/90 (after setting the record the previous day at 120). Air traffic at Sky Harbor Airport was suspended until the temp went back down below 120 since they didn't have any data at the time on how planes were affected at temps above 120. You wouldn't think there would be a noticable difference between 110 and 120 but there was.

Houston had its hottest day ever for June on Saturday at 107. And it wasn't a dry heat.
 
2013-07-01 10:53:54 AM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I'm in Kingman. Yesterday, the Sun passed 35 feet above my house. We lost all our tree-tops.


He says the Sun came out last night. He said it sang to him.
 
2013-07-01 11:01:19 AM

acefox1: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I'm in Kingman. Yesterday, the Sun passed 35 feet above my house. We lost all our tree-tops.

He says the Sun came out last night. He said it sang to him.


Heh, I did go outside last night and watch the Hualapai Mountains burning as the fire crested the summit. FARKer Whistling Kitty Chaser is up there fighting it. Keep your local firefighters in mind as you go about your business today.
 
2013-07-01 11:01:53 AM

BinderWoman: I lived in Phoenix when they had their hottest day ever - 122 on 6/26/90 (after setting the record the previous day at 120). Air traffic at Sky Harbor Airport was suspended until the temp went back down below 120 since they didn't have any data at the time on how planes were affected at temps above 120. You wouldn't think there would be a noticable difference between 110 and 120 but there was.

Houston had its hottest day ever for June on Saturday at 107. And it wasn't a dry heat.


6/26/90... That's the day it was 117 in Tucson. I was working in Green Valley that day, and had to drive home to Tucson in a car with no A/C at 5pm. Worst dang drive of my life.
 
2013-07-01 11:09:22 AM
CSB: I'll never forget a July 4th at my brother's house in Vegas about 10 years ago. My car was parked at the curb with no shade for a few hours. When it came time to head out for a dinner reservation I got in the car's sweltering heat, started the engine, cranked the excellent A/C in my car to full blast then went back inside to let the car interior cool down.

I went back outside 10 minutes later and there was no difference on the temperature of the interior. I tried to drive but the steering wheel and stick shift were so hot I had to use several layers of napkins to hold them. I finally pulled into a covered Terrible Herbst gas station and slowly put gas in my car to give it a chance to cool down in the shade. It took another 10 minutes before I could touch the steering wheel or stickshift with my bare hands.
 
2013-07-01 11:18:48 AM
I'm here now.  I'm a pasty Seattleite, and I was worried about incinerating upon arrival.  It's really not that big a deal.  People still sunbathe by the pool.  It's not like I was gonna go jogging anyway....
 
2013-07-01 11:24:30 AM
I was in North Vegas 2005ish, I thought it hit 117 then.  Bought a really nice truck cheap because it was a base model with no A/C, just carried extra clothes so I could change quick.
 
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