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Windy Tuesday in the Las Vegas valley

Southern Nevada experiencing 'cool' month of May
Posted at 11:27 PM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 11:43:26-04

UPDATE 5 A.M. MAY 21: Today will be a windy day in the Las Vegas valley with gusts around 35 mph by the afternoon. Right now it's 56° at McCarran Airport. Expect temperatures to stay in the low to mid 70s today. READ MORE

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- As the sun struggled to peek through the clouds one week before Memorial Day some Las Vegas residents said the cooler temperatures are making it hard to embrace the unofficial start of summer.

"It's odd because it's May," said Victoria Torres. "So, it's usually like super-hot!"

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While the boys of summer took to the baseball field at Desert Breeze Park, a lot of parents watched from the stands in sweatshirts, long-sleeved shirts, and pants.

A few young women were skating in shorts and remembering when their outfits were the only way to go on a usual May in Las Vegas.

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But is a mild May that out of the ordinary? 13 Action News asked the experts at the National Weather Service in Las Vegas.

Trevor Boucher, with the National Weather Service, checked records dating back to 1937 and said this is number 23 on the list of coldest May months.

He said that explains our wetter spring. Boucher also noted that it has been windier than normal May which even affected Electric Daisy Carnival this past weekend.

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But he said this wouldn't mean the Vegas summer will be any less hot or hotter than usual. The cold snap doesn't necessarily foretell any significant changes for summer.