It took me just one summer to get used to the Las Vegas heat. I still hate it but I can deal with it. Last night I was watching the channel 3 news and the weather man almost sounded as if he was panicking. He was so freaked out that I had to stop playing WinPoker and rewind to see what was going on. That’s when I snapped the picture above. It’s not just going to be hot for the next 2 weeks but he thinks it’s going to be record-breaking hot.
Saturday – Las Vegas should break the record for hottest day (ever?).
10 Days – May be in the 110’s for a record number of days.
I picked a fine time to take a vacation in Vegas. Seriously. My hotel rooms will be as cold as a meat locker. I never make my house into a meat locker so this will be a nice treat.
Common sense should tell anyone that it’s hotter in the sun and that’s extreme in Las Vegas. You can add at least 15 degrees to the 117+ degree temperatures when you’re out in the sun. Let is be known that I’ll be hiding under the Fremont Street canopy on Saturday when I stay at The D. Sorry El Cortez. Sorry Mob Bar. OK, that’s probably a lie. Ain’t nothin gonna stop me.
The worst part of the heat is that it’s a dry heat. It dries out the skin more than you can imagine. I carry lip balm and I will be moisturizing all day and all night. I just hope that the casinos have enough moisturizer for me because I don’t need to get ashy. Yeah, I don’t like lizard skin.
Here are some hot weather tips for Vegas.
Alternate water with your booze.
Use lots of moisturizer on your skin.
Use lip balm.
There’s nothing to see.
The heat stinks but if you’re in Vegas and you’re like me you’ll probably spend most of your time in a casino. My only real advice is to stay moist because this extreme dry heat can be annoying.
Talking about the weather is a funny thing. I was tweeting about this a few weeks ago when a friend had similar, unrelated, thoughts about talking weather. Usually weather is a topic just to fill awkward moments of silence. When I told friends I was moving to Las Vegas they all asked me about how I’ll deal with the weather. Truth is that there’s 4 months of sweltering heat in Vegas while there’s up to 6 months of cold and snow back east. I win the battle of bad weather.
Still, it’s hot in Vegas. Today will be the second day the temps reach 100 degrees this year. 100 degrees is hot but it’s not obscenely hot. That happens when the temperatures reach 115 and above. There’s no humidity in Las Vegas and that makes a huge difference. There really is something to there being “dry heat”. 100 degrees with zero humidity feels better on the skin than 90 with 100% humidity in New York City.
Last summer some friends were in town and we met up in downtown Vegas to play craps and Sigma Derby at The D among other games at other places. We joked that the weather was fine as long as we stayed under the canopy on Fremont Street. We joked about it until walking all the way to Mob Bar for a drink.
While it was fine being outside on Fremont Street the 115 degree temperature on that 1 block walk to Mob Bar was nasty hot. I woke up early this morning and decided to watch Channel 8 news and the weather person mentioned that it’s 15 degrees hotter when you stand in direct sunlight as opposed to the shade. Today’s 100 degrees will feel like 115 degrees and the temperature in July will feel like 130 when we walk to Mob Bar from The D.
Now we have a number to prove that it’s hot in the sun in Vegas. If you follow me on twitter you’ll notice me reference “closest _____ with covered parking” pretty often this summer. That’s my trick to avoid the extra 15 degrees. It’s also a good excuse to visit a casino since they have covered parking.
The heat is normally fine when you’re in the shade but you may want to stay out of direct sunlight if you don’t like the heat or you’re physically sensitive to it. Wether you’re covered or not it’s always a safe bet to drink water.
PS: On a side note it will be interesting how The Linq and MGM Park complex will deal with the sun and heat.
I was sitting outside yesterday afternoon, drinking the last of my Snow DayWinter Ale from New Belgium brewery and taking in the sun when I looked at the weather report and noticed that the temperature is heading into the mid 80’s this weekend. Las Vegas is heading into the best weather of the year!
As a visitor April and May were my favorite times of the year for Vegas weather. As a resident of Las Vegas (remember Vegas and Las Vegas are different) that has extended into March. March is when the weather begins to warm up and while it reaches perfection all the fun begins now. Outdoor drinking and dining have just started and soon I won’t be as dependent on sunlight to keep warm.
It’s officially pool season and the high temperatures are only in the mid 80’s. The low temperatures don’t feel as drastic as other times of the year and are in the 60’s which is almost perfect for the nighttime. In the next couple of months those highs will creep into the 90’s and begin to touch 100’s.
100 sounds brutal but it’s not. Zero humidity makes 100 degrees much more pleasant than anyone living in humidity will understand. The dry heat myth isn’t a myth.
The summer has its nice days but it gets a little too warm for my taste and even though I rarely get cold I can’t enjoy the winter days outside like I can in the spring. Sure the fall is nice too but that seems to last only a couple of weeks. Vegas has 2 more months of perfect weather ahead.
This is the best time of the year to live in or visit Vegas.
I’m from New York City and I don’t have blood as thick as someone from Buffalo but I’m rarely cold. This morning I received a freeze warning on my iPad. This is Las Vegas and freeze warnings aren’t really normal. I worried that I may be getting weak when I went outside for the first time. I was cold. Then again, I was still in my sleepwear with no socks.
When I left my house this morning in my hoodie and shorts I wasn’t cold. However, the locals around me were all wearing winter gear as if there was a snow storm looming. It reminded me of this scene from Seinfeld.
It’s supposed to be in the 40’s if you plan to visit Vegas this weekend. It’s not a big deal if you’re casino hopping as long as it doesn’t get too windy. If you’ve never seen snow in Vegas, check out this pic from when I moved to Las Vegas two years ago. The roads were dry by lunch.
I thought summer ended a few weeks ago. That pool parties were over. We wouldn’t see non-famous celebrities in bikinis. Well, I was wrong. Azure Pool at Palazzo was still open this weekend. But, now they’re closed. Their closing party was hosted by Christina Milian. I’m not sure how famous she is if I don’t even know who she is after reading her wiki. Whatever, she’s a girl in a bikini. Check Vegas News for more info and pictures of Christina Milian. We think bikini clad celebrities are done for the year now that Azure Pool is closed.
“You’d have to be stupid” to visit Las Vegas in the summer. This is what New Jersey Governor Chris Christiesaid on Wednesday while making a speech to help “save Atlantic City.”
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says “you’d have to be stupid” to visit Las Vegas in the summer. Atlantic City, Christie says, is a much cooler summer destination.
The governor made his comments Wednesday while introducing a redevelopment expert whose new job is helping to save Atlantic City.
John Palmieri is the new executive director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. Christie put the revamped agency in charge of efforts to make the nation’s second-largest gambling market cleaner, safer and more successful in the face of withering competition from casinos in neighboring states.
As usual, the Las Vegas media gets defensive, but the truth is that a lot of people from the east coast feel this way. People from the east coast aren’t used to the heat and tend to avoid travelling west in the summer for vacation.
The warm weather feels much better to us in the winter when it’s the west considers it cold. The picture above was taken from my back yard last winter around 7am. By 4pm everything was dry and I was outside in shorts as the temperatures were up to the 50’s.
After spending my first summer in Las Vegas I can confirm that the heat isn’t a big deal and there really is something to the term “dry heat”, although 115 sucks with or without humidity.
The governor could have chosen his words better to support Atlantic City, but the sentiment isn’t far from how many people on the east coast feel. In the end, it’s no big deal.