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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
750 PM PDT FRI JUL 5 2013 /750 PM MST FRI JUL 5 2013/

...SUPER WESTERN HEAT WAVE 2013 FINALLY FIZZLES...

A STRONG AND SPRAWLING AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT SETTLED IN OVER 
THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES ON THURSDAY, JUNE 27TH AND REMAINED 
OVER THE REGION FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK AND STRENGTHENED. THIS AREA 
OF HIGH PRESSURE INITIALLY SET-UP NEAR THE FOUR CORNERS REGION 
BEFORE MIGRATING WEST TOWARD NEVADA BY SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH. THIS 
RESULTED IN A LONG DURATION STRETCH OF WELL ABOVE NORMAL 
TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE MOJAVE DESERT AND SOUTHERN GREAT BASIN WITH 
NUMEROUS LOCATIONS SETTING DAILY, MONTHLY AND EVEN ALL-TIME RECORD 
HIGH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES. THE HEAT FINALLY EASED BY FRIDAY, JULY 
5TH, AS THE CENTER OF THE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE SHIFTED INTO 
SOUTHERN ARIZONA AND WEAKENED IN RESPONSE TO A MID AND UPPER LEVEL 
TROUGH THAT PUSHES ASHORE INTO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. 

BELOW IS A LOOK BACK AT THIS HEAT EVENT WITH SOME STATISTICS BY 
LOCATION:

LAS VEGAS - MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
RECORDS: 1937-PRESENT

AT THE OFFICIAL WEATHER STATION AT MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 
THE FOLLOWING MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE RECORDED DURING THIS EVENT:

 6/27    6/28    6/29    6/30    7/1     7/2     7/3     7/4     7/5 
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 109     115     115     117     114     115     113     113     111

* THE HIGH OF 117 DEGREES ON JUNE 30TH SET AN ALL-TIME JUNE RECORD   
  HIGH TEMPERATURE BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 116 DEGREES SET   
  ON JUNE 15, 1940.

* THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 117 DEGREES ON JUNE 30TH TIED THE ALL-TIME
  RECORD HIGH FOR LAS VEGAS LAST SET ON JULY 19, 2005 AND FIRST SET  
  ON JULY 24, 1942.

* THERE WERE 4 DAYS WITH A HIGH OF 115 DEGREES OR GREATER WHICH TIES 
  1937 AND 1979 FOR THE SECOND HIGHEST NUMBER OF SUCH DAYS IN A YEAR.
  THE ALL-TIME RECORD IS 5 SUCH DAYS SET IN 1940 AND TIED IN 2005.

* THERE WERE 5 CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH A HIGH OF 114 DEGREES OR        
  GREATER WHICH IS A NEW RECORD. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 4 DAYS SET  
  MOST RECENTLY FROM JULY 16-19, 2005.

* THERE WERE 7 CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH A HIGH OF 112 DEGREES OR        
  GREATER WHICH TIES JULY 13-19, 2005 FOR THE SECOND LONGEST SUCH    
  STRETCH ON RECORD. THE RECORD NUMBER OF CONSECUTIVE DAYS AT OR
  ABOVE 112 DEGREES IS 9 FROM JUNE 12-20, 1940.

AT THE OFFICIAL WEATHER STATION AT MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 
THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE RECORDED DURING THIS EVENT:

 6/27    6/28    6/29    6/30    7/1     7/2     7/3     7/4     7/5
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 84      86      89      89      95      90      92      91      89+ 

+ MUST HOLD THROUGH 1 AM ON 7/6/2013 TO COUNT FOR DAY.

* THE LOW OF 95 DEGREES ON JULY 1ST TIED THE HIGHEST LOW TEMPERATURE 
  EVER RECORDED IN LAS VEGAS OF 95 DEGREES SET ON JULY 19, 2005. 

* THERE WERE 4 CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH A LOW OF 90 DEGREES OR GREATER  
  WHICH IS THE 2ND LONGEST SUCH STRETCH ON RECORD. THE RECORD IS 5   
  CONSECUTIVE DAYS FROM JULY 17-21, 2005 AND TIED FROM JULY 16-20,   
  2010.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN LAS VEGAS HAS BEEN 100 OR GREATER FROM 
JUNE 28TH THROUGH JULY 4TH. THIS IS THE SECOND LONGEST SUCH STRETCH 
ON RECORD. THE RECORD FOR CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH AN AVERAGE 
TEMPERATURE AT OR ABOVE 100 DEGREES IS 8 FROM JULY 14-21, 2005. THIS 
RECORD COULD STILL BE THREATENED.

THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED AT AN OFFICIAL WEATHER STATION IN 
LAS VEGAS DURING THIS HEAT WAVE EVENT WAS 119 DEGREES AT THE 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE LOCATED ON DEAN MARTIN DRIVE LOCATED 
IN SOUTHWEST LAS VEGAS ON JUNE 30TH. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE EVER 
KNOWN AT AN OFFICIAL WEATHER STATION IN THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY WAS 121 
DEGREES ON JULY 17, 1961 AND JULY 14, 1972 AT A FORMER COOPERATIVE 
WEATHER STATION IN THE SUNRISE MANOR NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE NORTHEAST 
PART OF THE VALLEY. 

DEATH VALLEY - FURNACE CREEK, CALIFORNIA 
RECORDS: 1911-PRESENT

AT THE OFFICIAL WEATHER STATION AT FURNACE CREEK IN DEATH VALLEY THE 
FOLLOWING MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE RECORDED DURING THIS EVENT:

 6/27    6/28    6/29    6/30    7/1     7/2     7/3     7/4     7/5 
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 122     125     128     129     127     127     128     126     125  

* THE HIGH OF 129 DEGREES ON JUNE 30TH SET A NEW ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH
  FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE AT DEATH VALLEY. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS     
  128 DEGREES SET ON JUNE 29, 1994 AND TIED ON JUNE 29, 2013. THE 129
  DEGREE HIGH ALSO TIES THE UNITED STATES RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR
  THE MONTH OF JUNE FIRST SET ON JUNE 23, 1902 AT VOLCANO,           
  CALIFORNIA WHICH IS A FORMER TOWN NEAR THE SALTON SEA.

* COUNTING JULY 5, 2013 THERE HAVE BEEN 7 CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH A 
  HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 125 DEGREES OR GREATER SINCE JUNE 28, 2013 AT
  DEATH VALLEY. THIS TIES WITH JULY 14-20, 2005 FOR THE SECOND       
  LONGEST SUCH STRETCH ON RECORD. THE LONGEST EVER SUCH STRETCH WAS  
  10 DAYS FROM JULY 5-14, 1913.

* THERE HAVE BEEN 10 DAYS SO FAR THIS YEAR WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF
  125 DEGREES OR GREATER AT DEATH VALLEY. THIS TIES THE ALL-TIME     
  RECORD FOR ANY YEAR WHICH IS 10 SET IN 1913.

AT THE OFFICIAL WEATHER STATION AT FURNACE CREEK IN DEATH VALLEY THE 
FOLLOWING MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE RECORDED DURING THIS EVENT:

 6/27    6/28    6/29    6/30    7/1     7/2     7/3     7/4     7/5 
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 92      91      93      98      98      104     102     98      95

* THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 104 DEGREES ON THE MORNING OF JULY 2ND      
  RANKS AS THE 6TH WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE EVER. 

BISHOP, CALIFORNIA
RECORDS: 1943-PRESENT

AT THE OFFICIAL WEATHER STATION AT EASTERN SIERRA REGIONAL AIRPORT 
THE FOLLOWING MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE RECORDED DURING THIS EVENT:

 6/27    6/28    6/29    6/30    7/1     7/2     7/3     7/4     7/5 
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 105     107     108     109     109     105     104     102     101

* THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 109 DEGREES ON JUNE 30TH TIED THE ALL-TIME
  RECORD HIGH FOR JUNE SET ON JUNE 22, 1954.

* TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF 109 DEGREES HAS ONLY HAPPENED ONCE BEFORE
  IN BISHOP - ON JULY 15TH AND 16TH IN 1972.

* THE 6 DAY STRETCH OF DAYS WITH HIGHS OF 105 DEGREES OR GREATER     
  RANKS AS THE SECOND LONGEST SUCH STRETCH ON RECORD BEHIND A 7      
  DAY STRETCH FROM JULY 9-15, 2003 AND JULY 14-20, 2005.

NEEDLES, CALIFORNIA
RECORDS: 1888-PRESENT

AT THE OFFICIAL WEATHER STATION AT THE NEEDLES AIRPORT THE FOLLOWING 
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE RECORDED DURING THIS EVENT:

 6/27    6/28    6/29    6/30    7/1     7/2     7/3     7/4     7/5 
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 114     121     123     122     116     115     119     113     109

* THE HIGH OF 123 DEGREES ON JUNE 29TH SET A NEW ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH
  FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 122 DEGREES SET ON
  JUNE 11, 1918 AND TIED ON JUNE 29, 1924.

* JUNE HAD A RECORD 3 CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH A HIGH OF 120 DEGREES OR 
  GREATER. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 2 SUCH DAYS ON JUNE 29TH AND      
  30TH OF 1994.  

IRON MOUNTAIN, CALIFORNIA
RECORDS: 1935-PRESENT

AT THE OFFICIAL CO-OP STATION THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES REPORTED WERE:

 6/27    6/28    6/29    6/30    7/1     7/2     7/3     7/4     7/5 
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 113     127     121     M       114     111     117     112     M

* THE HIGH OF 127 DEGREES ON JUNE 28TH SET A NEW ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH
  FOR THIS STATION FOR ANY MONTH. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 122        
  DEGREES SET ON JULY 17, 1998 AND TIED ON JULY 19, 2005.

KINGMAN, ARIZONA
RECORDS: 1901-PRESENT

AT THE OFFICIAL CO-OP STATION THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES REPORTED WERE:

 6/27    6/28    6/29    6/30    7/1     7/2     7/3     7/4     7/5 
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 103     110     112     110     104     102     105     102     99

* THE HIGH OF 112 DEGREES ON JUNE 29TH SET A NEW ALL-TIME RECORD     
  HIGH FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 110 DEGREES
  SET ON JUNE 16, 1917 AND TIED ON JUNE 29, 1924 AND TIED ON JUNE    
  28, 2010.

* 3 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF 110 DEGREES OR GREATER WAS A NEW RECORD
  FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE.

BULLHEAD CITY, ARIZONA
RECORDS: 1977-PRESENT

AT THE OFFICIAL CO-OP STATION THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES REPORTED WERE:

 6/27    6/28    6/29    6/30    7/1     7/2     7/3     7/4     7/5 
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 113     121     123     123     M       M       119     M       114

* THERE WERE 3 DAYS WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 120 DEGREES OR        
  GREATER IN JUNE WHICH RANKS AS THE SECOND HIGHEST TOTAL EVER FOR
  THIS MONTH. THE RECORD FOR JUNE IS 6 DAYS SET IN 1994.  

LAKE HAVASU CITY, ARIZONA
RECORDS: 1967-PRESENT

AT THE OFFICIAL CO-OP STATION THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES REPORTED WERE:

 6/27    6/28    6/29    6/30    7/1     7/2     7/3     7/4     7/5 
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 112     120     121     119     114     112     117     111     M

* NO SIGNIFICANT RECORDS OR STRETCHES WERE SET IN LAKE HAVASU CITY
  DURING THIS EVENT.

HOTTEST TEMPS IN OUR COUNTY WARNING AND FORECAST AREA DURING THIS 
EVENT BY STATE AT OFFICIAL NWS WEATHER STATIONS AND NPS STATIONS...

ARIZONA...125 DEGREES AT KATHERINE LANDING ON JUNE 29TH
CALIFORNIA...129 DEGREES AT DEATH VALLEY ON JUNE 30TH
NEVADA...122 DEGREES AT OVERTON ON JUNE 30TH

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THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS PRELIMINARY AND IS SUBJECT TO A FINAL 
REVIEW BEFORE BEING CERTIFIED BY THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER.

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