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Las Vegas breaks the record for hottest June, again

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    Two women keep cool beneath an umbrella while walking in the Las Vegas Blvd. crowd during the first 100-degree day this season on June 1. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Sun)

LAS VEGAS >> For the second year in a row, June has set a record in Las Vegas for being the hottest ever.

The National Weather Service said today that the average temperature recorded at McCarran International Airport last month was 92.5 degrees.

This breaks the previous record of 91.9 degrees set in June 2015.

The months of June in 2012 and 2013 are also among the hottest ever recorded.

Thursday’s monsoon weather pattern that brought heavy thunderstorms also made June 2016 the third wettest on record, with a total of 0.49 inch of rain.

The weather service said 0.47 inch came on the last day of the month, making it the highest one-day total amount of rain in June since 1990.

The flooding may have claimed a life.

The body of a woman was found trapped under heavy debris in a wash near the Las Vegas Strip today, the day after heavy flash flooding swept through the area.

The woman was discovered about 7 a.m. in a wash near Giles Street and Mandalay Bay Road, a block east of Las Vegas Boulevard.

She hasn’t been identified.

It’s not known yet if her death was caused by or related to the flash flooding that swept through the area Thursday afternoon and evening.

But the Clark County fire department said her body was found trapped underneath heavy debris in the wash.

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  • Vegas not a good place to visit any more. Baaaad weather, smelly hotels too cheap to recirculate the interior air and get rid of the cigarette smoke smell which makes your whole wardrobe stink, overcrowded restaurants which automatically add on 25% service charge whether you like the service/food or not, rude workers and tourists who do not respect our kind, buses overcrowded and few, and so on. Mo beddah all you tourists come to Hawaii where our weather and beaches are the best in the world. 5-star hotels and restaurants of all kinds, very nice personnel with Aloha spirit who understand you saved a lot of money to experience Paradise. God hates Vegas.

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