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National Weather Service monitoring high temperatures in Southern Nevada

Posted at 9:18 PM, Aug 15, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The National Weather Service is monitoring the triple-digit temperature trend hitting Southern Nevada as Saturday marked another record-breaking day.

“We are not seeing any relief on the horizon,” says Clay Morgan, National Weather Service.

A high of 113 degrees was recorded in Las Vegas on Saturday, beating the previous record of 111 degrees in 2002 on this day.

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“Saturday was the 45th straight day that the temperature at McCarran had been 100 or higher,” says Morgan.

Hot summers also typically come along with some wet weather too, in the form of monsoon storms.

Some of them have even caused life-threatening flooding in previous years.

But in 2020, there’s been barely any measurable amount of rain, according to Morgan.

“It’s pretty unusual to see at this time of the year in Las Vegas,” says Morgan. “We’re used to seeing the southeasterly flow kick in and bring in the thunderstorms but that just has not happened this year.”

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When rain does come, it's important to remember to turn around, don't drown.

It only takes a foot of water to sweep your car or truck off the road.