June 15, 2022
Source: The Washington Post
Cristian Sanchez’s crew was on the job site by 6 a.m. Saturday, when Las Vegas was just a balmy 90 degrees.
By the end of their shift, ripping out dead grass to make way for drought-resistant vegetation, temperatures at Harry Reid International Airport would reach 109 degrees, tied for the daily record set in 1956. Another 109 the day before broke that day’s record and set the mark for hottest day of the year, part of a late-spring heat wave that also blistered Arizona, California and much of the American Southwest.
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