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    Excerpted from NBC News: More than thirty people were taken to hospitals for heat-related injuries and illnesses Friday at a music festival in Las Vegas, authorities said, as a wave of life-threatening blistering temperatures blazed across the West.
    Clark County fire personnel treated close to 200 people for heat-related nausea, vomiting and fatigue Friday afternoon and evening at the Vans Warped Tour, an eclectic outdoor music festival at the Silverton Casino off the famous Strip.
    Most were given water and taken to shaded areas, but 34 had to be taken to hospitals for further treatment, the fire department said.
    “It’s pretty intense,” said Clark County spokesman Eric Pappa. “We’re used to summer temperatures of 100, 105. But we’re beyond 100. It’s a scorcher.”
    The high temperature officially hit 117 degrees at Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport — equaling the airport’s record — Friday as thousands of people streamed to the casino site for the festival. The thermostat fell slightly Saturday, leveling at a still-steamy 105 degrees, according to The Weather Channel.
    Records are similarly expected to be broken across the West and the Southwest through the weekend and into next week, the National Weather Service said, thanks to a high pressure “dome” parked over the sprawling region.
    Death Valley, Calif., could even top 130 degrees Saturday through Monday, just below the world record high of 134 recorded there on July 10, 1913, The Weather Channel said.
    Temperatures in Phoenix are expected to soar between 115 and 120 degrees. In western parts of Arizona, temperatures could reach 125.
    Officials in Arizona warned residents to take precautions.
    “If you get dizzy or lightheaded, those are some signs of dehydration. If you become confused, that’s a real warning sign,” Dr. Kevin Reilly of the University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine told NBC station KVOA of Tucson.
    In Las Vegas, meanwhile, the National Weather Service warned of the potential for a “life-threatening heat event.” Temperatures were expected to match those of a July 2005 heat wave when 17 people died in the Las Vegas Valley.
    The extreme weather is expected to reach Reno, Nev., reach across Utah and stretch into Wyoming and Idaho, where forecasters are predicting potentially lethal hot spells. Triple-digit temperatures were forecast during Idaho’s Special Olympics in Boise. Keep reading




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    Yeah, excessive alcohol and heat don't mix well

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    Winter don't sound so bad now...
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    Not 117 but it did hit 105 yesterday. We have had above 100 for 3 days and it looks like above 100 for another 3-4 and then 90's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigM109r2 View Post
    Not 117 but it did hit 105 yesterday. We have had above 100 for 3 days and it looks like above 100 for another 3-4 and then 90's.
    THats hot M,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, MY friend in WA said it was 85 last night on the coast. Thats nuts in itself........




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    Yes, I remember that week, I was stuck in the house just had my neck fused. Yea, so now I'm fused in C5-C7 and my Back T7-8. So I'm pretty much hosed. So, ,I stayed in the House and went crazy. James
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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Ride View Post
    Yes, I remember that week, I was stuck in the house just had my neck fused. Yea, so now I'm fused in C5-C7 and my Back T7-8. So I'm pretty much hosed. So, ,I stayed in the House and went crazy. James
    Hey James. Good to hear from ya. We are cooling off here only 98 today and low 80's by the weekend with low 60's in the morning............ I will take it. Last week i got off work it was 117 in my friggin truck, and 107 all the way home.......




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    I just find it hard to believe that it gets hot in the desert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luvs2Play View Post
    I just find it hard to believe that it gets hot in the desert.
    Yeah what's with that? :)


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