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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
530 PM PDT THU JUL 8 2016

...JUNE SUMMARY...

AFTER GOING THROUGH MAY WITHOUT REACHING TRIPLE DIGITS IN LAS VEGAS,
IT DIDNT TAKE LONG BEFORE THEY ARRIVED IN JUNE. HIGH PRESSURE
STARTED TO BUILD OVER THE DESERT SOUTHWEST ALLOWING FOR TEMPERATURES
TO RISE QUICKLY. JUNE 1ST SAW THE FIRST 100 DEGREE TEMPERATURES IN
LAS VEGAS WHILE DEATH VALLEY CLIMBED ABOVE 115 DEGREES FOR THE FIRST
TIME. THIS MARKED THE BEGINNING OF A HEATWAVE THAT LASTED
APPROXIMATELY 10 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES RUNNING ABOUT 10-15 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS THE REGION. TEMPERATURES CLIMBED AT OR ABOVE 105
DEGREES IN LAS VEGAS FOR 8 DAYS CONSECUTIVE DAYS. DEATH VALLEY BEGAN
THE MONTH WITH 9 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF 115 DEGREES OR ABOVE MAKING
THIS THE SECOND LONGEST CONSECUTIVE STREAK THIS EARLY IN THE YEAR.

ON JUNE 11TH A DEEPENING TROUGH OFF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST
HELPED PULL MONSOONAL MOISTURE NORTHEAST OUT OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA
WHICH BROUGHT GENERALLY LIGHT RAIN TO PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
AND NORTHWEST ARIZONA. THERE WERE A FEW LOCATIONS IN THE LAS VEGAS
VALLEY THAT RECORDED JUST UNDER A TENTH OF AN INCH OF RAIN, BUT MOST
LOCATIONS RECEIVED BELOW 0.05 INCHES. THIS ALSO STARTED A STREAK OF
AT TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES THAT LASTED FOR ABOUT A
WEEK. BY JUNE 19TH, A STRONG RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE DEVELOPED OVER
THE SOUTHWEST UNITED STATES AND BROUGHT A SIGNIFICANT HEATWAVE TO
MUCH OF THE REGION. LAS VEGAS RECORDED A HIGH ON JUNE 18TH OF 101
DEGREES, BUT QUICKLY ROSE TO 110 DEGREES ON JUNE 19TH. THIS BEGAN A
STREAK OF 11 DAYS WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 105 DEGREES OR HOTTER
INCLUDING 115 DEGREES ON JUNE 20TH. THE HEAT WAS CERTAINLY FELT
ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF THE AREA WITH DEATH VALLEY REACHING 126
DEGREES, BISHOP REACHING 105, KINGMAN REACHING 111 DEGREES, AND
NEEDLES HITTING 125 DEGREES. THE 125 DEGREES IN NEEDLES SET A RECORD
FOR THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN JUNE AND TIED THE
RECORD FOR THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE EVER WHICH WAS SET ON JULY 17,
2005.

SOME OF THE RECORDS THAT WERE SET IN JUNE 2016 IN LAS VEGAS INCLUDE:
*HOTTEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE - 92.8 DEGREES
*MOST DAYS OF 105 DEGREES OR HOTTER - 19
*MOST LOW TEMPERATURES OF 80 DEGREES OR WARMER - 19
*TIED FOR MOST CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF LOWS 80 DEGREES OR WARMER - 11
*THE LOW OF 91 DEGREES ON JUNE 21 WAS THE EARLIEST LOW OF 90 DEGREES
OR WARMER.

THE HEAT WAVE WAS FINALLY BROKEN ON JUNE 30TH AS OUR FIRST
SIGNIFICANT MONSOONAL PUSHED BROUGHT MOISTURE AND CLOUDS TO THE
AREA. THUNDERSTORMS BROKE OUT ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION WITH SEVERAL
FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS ISSUED. MCCARRAN AIRPORT IN LAS VEGAS RECEIVED
0.47 INCHES OF RAIN ON JUNE 30 BREAKING A DAILY RECORD AND ALSO WAS
THE THIRD WETTEST JUNE DAY ON RECORD. A TOTAL OF 0.49 INCHES OF RAIN
FELL DURING THE MONTH MAKING THIS THE WETTEST JUNE SINCE 1990.

...LAS VEGAS...

RECORDS DATE TO 1937 AT THE OFFICIAL CLIMATE STATION.

* TEMPERATURE AT MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

                          OBSERVED      DEPARTURE     RANK
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AVG TEMPERATURE           92.8           6.1          1ST WARMEST
AVG MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE  105.0           6.3          1ST WARMEST (TIED)
AVG MINIMUM TEMPERATURE   80.6           6.0          1ST WARMEST

MONTHLY TEMPERATURE EXTREMES AT MCCARRAN

HIGHEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE...115 ON THE 20TH
LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE....94 ON THE 12TH AND 16TH
HIGHEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE...91 ON THE 21ST
LOWEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE....71 ON THE 16TH

EXTREMES ELSEWHERE IN THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY DURING THE MONTH...

LOCATION                  LOWEST TEMP/DATE            HIGHEST TEMP/DATE
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HENDERSON EXEC. AIRPORT   69 ON 1ST, 11TH, 13TH,      113 ON 20TH
                                16TH, 30TH
NELLIS AFB                71 ON 11TH                  113 ON 20TH
NORTH LAS VEGAS ARPT      70 ON 16TH                  114 ON 20TH, 21ST
NWS OFFICE                66 ON 30TH                  117 ON 20TH

* PRECIPITATION AT MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

MONTHLY TOTAL...0.49 (3RD WETTEST JUNE)
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL... 0.42 INCHES
NUMBER OF DAYS WITH A TRACE OR MORE...3
NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MEASURABLE - 0.01 INCH OR MORE...2
NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 0.10 INCH OR MORE...1
NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 0.50 INCH OR MORE...0
NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 1.00 INCH OR MORE...0
WETTEST DAY...0.47 ON THE 30TH
NUMBER OF DAYS WITH A THUNDERSTORM...2
TOTAL SNOWFALL...0.0

* WIND AT MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

AVERAGE WIND SPEED...7.8 MPH
HIGHEST SUSTAINED WIND...WEST AT 48 MPH ON THE 30TH
HIGHEST GUST...WEST AT 56 MPH ON THE 30TH

* PRESSURE EXTREMES REDUCED TO SEA LEVEL

HIGHEST PRESSURE...29.94 ON 18TH
LOWEST PRESSURE....29.48 ON  6TH

...ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE MOJAVE DESERT AND SOUTHERN GREAT BASIN...

LOCATION               AVG. TEMP        DEPARTURE          RANK
                       JUNE 2016       FROM NORMAL    (IF IN TOP 10)
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BARSTOW-DAGGETT          89.0              6.4         1ST WARMEST
BISHOP                   76.6              5.1         1ST WARMEST
DEATH VALLEY            101.8              5.9         1ST WARMEST
NEEDLES                     M
MT CHARLESTON            65.7              6.8         1ST WARMEST
KINGMAN                  83.5              5.8         1ST WARMEST

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BELOW ARE SOME PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND DEPARTURES FOR A FEW STATIONS
AROUND THE AREA.

LOCATION               MONTHLY          DEPARTURE          RANK
                        TOTAL          FROM NORMAL    (IF IN TOP 10)
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BARSTOW-DAGGETT          T INCH         -0.06 INCH
BISHOP                0.50 INCH          0.31 INCH      7TH WETTEST
DEATH VALLEY          0.04 INCH          0.01 INCH
NEEDLES               0.00 INCH         -0.17 INCH      1ST DRIEST (TIED)
MT CHARLESTON         0.65 INCH          0.38 INCH      5TH WETTEST
                       0.0 INCHES SNOW  -0.3  INCH
KINGMAN               0.55 INCH          0.33 INCH

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NOTE...NORMALS USE THE PERIOD OF 1981-2010.

PERIOD OF RECORD FOR STATIONS:
LAS VEGAS (1937-PRESENT)              BISHOP (1943-PRESENT)
BARSTOW-DAGGETT (1943-PRESENT)        DEATH VALLEY (1911-PRESENT)
NEEDLES (1888-PRESENT)                DESERT ROCK (1977-PRESENT)
MT CHARLESTON (1980-PRESENT)          KINGMAN (1901-PRESENT)

THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO A FINAL REVIEW.
FOR OFFICIAL CERTIFIED DATA...CONTACT THE OFFICE OF NOAA`S NATIONAL
CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (NCEI) LOCATED IN ASHEVILLE,
NORTH CAROLINA.

$$

ASG
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