RENO, Nev. (AP) — Record-breaking heat continues its grip on Nevada and the West, with temperatures soaring past the century mark across much of the state and reaching 114 degrees in Las Vegas.
Excessive heat warnings are in effect for the southern third of Nevada on Wednesday south of Tonopah.
Heat advisories were issued as far north as Winnemucca and Elko with highs forecast Wednesday at or near 100.
The record-high temperature of 100 in Reno on Tuesday broke the old record of 99 set at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in 1946. In Las Vegas, the low temperature of 89 on Tuesday was 3 degrees warmer than the previous record-high low