‘It’s brutal’: Las Vegas cooks amid blazing heatwave – and it’s going to get worse

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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Throughout the day and for the days that followed, temperatures in the desert city hovered close to historic highs, peaking at 116 degrees Fahrenheit (46.6 Celsius), and setting a new record for such dangerously hot weather so early in the year. Meanwhile, dust and smoke from nearby wildfires hung in the stiff hot air, casting a brown haze over the valley. “Nevada’s climate is changing,” the Nevada government’s Climate Initiativewebsite reports. “In fact, Nevadans say, they are already noticing and impacted by these changes. Climate change has come home.”

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