Grand Junction, Colorado could reach a temperature never before recorded in the local area, on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.
Entering this week, the hottest temperature ever recorded for the Grand Junction area was 106 degrees. It occurred in recent history, on July 21st of 2005. Before that, the earliest and hottest day recorded in the area was on July 27th of 1990 when the Grand Junction area hit 105 degrees.
Based on the going forecast, Grand Junction will have a couple of chances of reaching its hottest temperature ever recorded. Either Tuesday or Wednesday this week will reach into the middle range of 100 to 110 and if it hits at least 107 F it will be a new record. For perspective, the average high in Grand Junction isn't even 90 degrees!
Meanwhile in Las Vegas, the temperature will also get close to the all-time hottest number.
As it stands in Vegas, the hottest temperature ever recorded (in the area) was 117 degrees on June 20th of 2017. The earliest and hottest temperature prior was in 1940 when the Vegas area hit 116 degrees on June 15th.
*This* upcoming June 15, 16, and 17th will bring temperatures nearing 115 degrees for Las Vegas and the new all-time record high temperature may be established.
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This is a story we'll continue to follow. If you're in the hot places, practice heat safety by staying hydrated, shaded, cool, and don't overexert yourself!