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Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Explorers(m): 4:39am On Jun 21, 2017
The streets of Las Vegas and Phoenix have been reduced to ghost towns as temperatures hit 118F and climbing during a punishing heat wave that has grounded planes and left door handles so hot they can leave people with burns.

Temperatures are predicted to reach 120F on the first day of summer in Phoenix, and the heat wave is threatening to bring the 'deadly' temperatures to several parts of Arizona, Nevada and California as well.

Las Vegas is likely to hit 117F on Tuesday, as excessive heat warnings cover almost all of California.

The National Weather Service has been forecasting Tuesday highs of 120F or above in Phoenix for the past several days, a number not seen in the desert city for more than 20 years.

'That's deadly heat no matter how you slice it,' weather service meteorologist Chris Breckenridge said.

American Airlines canceled more than 43 flights on Tuesday in Phoenix operated by regional jets because of the heat.

Officials say when the temperature soars, it's harder for airplanes to take off.


Phoenix topped out at a record high of 119F on Tuesday, although some unofficial thermometers like this one hit 120.






http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4621634/First-day-summer-begins-heat-wave-Southwest-US.html

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Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by ipobarecriminals: 4:41am On Jun 21, 2017
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Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Explorers(m): 4:46am On Jun 21, 2017
Empty streets pictured on Tuesday as people stays indoor to avoid burns

Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Explorers(m): 4:48am On Jun 21, 2017
Tourist kept inside this hotels and casinos on the Las Vegas strip on Tuesday to stay cool as temperatures hit over 117F.

Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Explorers(m): 4:51am On Jun 21, 2017
The temperature in Las Vegas at 2pm, temp was already at 113F and climbing thanks to the punishing heat wave.

Above guests keep cool from the hot temperatures by hanging out by the pool inside the Planet Hollywood hotel-casino in Las Vegas

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Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Anoruo(m): 4:51am On Jun 21, 2017
Nigerians won't mind living here in this condition you know.

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Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Explorers(m): 4:55am On Jun 21, 2017
At Phoenix Sky Harbor American Airlines regional jets sit on the tarmac as American Airlines says seven regional flights have been delayed and 43 have been canceled because of a heat wave as temperatures climb to near-record highs on Tuesday.




HOW EXTREME TEMPERATURES AFFECT FLIGHTS




Extreme heat creates changes in the air density that make it harder for airplanes to take off.

Airlines respond by imposing weight restrictions, such as carrying less cargo and fuel.

But planes will need more speed to take off and a longer runway length to do that in extreme heat situations if the aircraft type can fully operate when temperatures are past 120 degrees.

American Airlines pilot Shane Coffey also said that the extreme heat causes some pilots to have to use more thrust.

Air density on a 90-degree day in Denver at more than 5,000 feet elevation issimilar to a 120-degree day in Phoenix at 1,100 feet above sea level, he said.

The maximum operating temperature for each aircraft type is based on manufacturer data:



*.Airbus - 127 degrees

*.Boeing - 126 degrees

*.Bombardier CRJ regional aircraft - 118 degrees

Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Explorers(m): 5:00am On Jun 21, 2017
Misters blow out onto near-deserted streets to keep people cool in Las Vegas as a heat wave tied the city's all-time record high temperature.

Misters blow out from the front of Hexx Kitchen + Bar inside the Paris hotel-casino to keep patrons cool from the hot temperatures in on Tuesday Las Vegas, where temperatures hit 117F, tying the all-time record high temperature

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Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Explorers(m): 5:01am On Jun 21, 2017
Phoenix, a boy uses public water feature to stay cool.

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Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Explorers(m): 5:04am On Jun 21, 2017
people walks through misters to stay cool at the Grand Bazaar Shops in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Nobody: 5:06am On Jun 21, 2017
It's not only there, Germany is sooooo freaking hot. I got roasted yesterday, no joke. It was like my skin was the meat getting roasted by the sun and today will be worse

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Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Explorers(m): 5:07am On Jun 21, 2017
Usually during the summer months the streets of Las Vegas can be seen packed with tourists, but Tuesday it was deserted because of the extreme heat.


Pictured, misters are seen at the Linq Promenade to keep patrons cool from the hot temperatures in Las Vegas


A woman trying to cool herself with ice made available for the public.

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Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by braimeddy: 5:09am On Jun 21, 2017
Nigeria is richly blessed but we don't know that.

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Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Funjosh(m): 5:09am On Jun 21, 2017
48°c - 49°c shocked shocked shocked



O boy eh, that's too high men they will be so watchful now cos of fire outbreak. embarassed

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Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Funjosh(m): 5:11am On Jun 21, 2017
lovelygurl:
It's not only there, Germany is sooooo freaking hot. I got roasted yesterday, no joke. It was like my skin was the meat getting roasted by the sun and today will be worse




So sorry dear please don't be roasted angry

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Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by konkonbilo(m): 5:24am On Jun 21, 2017
Funjosh:
48°c - 49°c shocked shocked shocked



O boy eh, that's too high men they will be so watchful now cos of fire outbreak. embarassed
Mehn, that's really hot.just like you're in Sahara desert. Thank God it's in the U.S, if it were to be Nigeria wey we go see light take stay indoor.nah heat go kill person.

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Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Martin0(m): 5:29am On Jun 21, 2017
lovelygurl:
It's not only there, Germany is sooooo freaking hot. I got roasted yesterday, no joke. It was like my skin was the meat getting roasted by the sun and today will be worse
eh eh and it just rainy here like that,abeg can u export some for me?
Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by lekhi: 5:32am On Jun 21, 2017
But come to think of it this create opportunities for a layman to make money

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Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Kondomatic(m): 5:35am On Jun 21, 2017
lovelygurl:
It's not only there, Germany is sooooo freaking hot. I got roasted yesterday, no joke. It was like my skin was the meat getting roasted by the sun and today will be worse
You got roasted and you still have your fingers to type with. How come they weren't burnt?
Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Funjosh(m): 5:51am On Jun 21, 2017
konkonbilo:
Mehn, that's really hot.just like you're in Sahara desert. Thank God it's in the U.S, if it were to be Nigeria wey we go see light take stay indoor.nah heat go kill person.




Na tó Just dey look for cold pure water to drink up and down remain stay indoor ke undecided
Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Explorers(m): 6:01am On Jun 21, 2017
Funjosh:





Na tó Just dey look for cold pure water to drink up and down remain stay indoor ke undecided

Where will you even get the cold pure water when there'll be no power

Everything, everywhere will be like hell.

Except inside the well, that will be the best option here.

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Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Nobody: 6:05am On Jun 21, 2017
Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Nobody: 6:10am On Jun 21, 2017
Wow, when I was complaining that NY is hot at 87 degrees
Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by sisisioge: 6:39am On Jun 21, 2017
Oluwao! This is very bad for business in Vegas o.
Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Tholley(m): 7:25am On Jun 21, 2017
yet, their confused president decided it's the best time to pull out of the paris climate change agreement cos of his greed. The earth is slowly self destructing, fact is na d common man go suffer am pass

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Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by tk4rd: 7:28am On Jun 21, 2017
Na waa ooo..
What is 120F in Celsius degrees.??
E reach 40C.??
Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Explorers(m): 7:48am On Jun 21, 2017
tk4rd:
Na waa ooo..
What is 120F in Celsius degrees.??
E reach 40C.??

About 49°C

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Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Nobody: 8:05am On Jun 21, 2017
Anoruo:
Nigerians won't mind living here in this condition you know.
i tell you, Nigerians sabi survive anywhere.. Infact i dey fear for hell fire self if some Nigerians no go still remain after several days of burning... "oju to ti ri okun, oju to ti ri osa." na the real definition of Nigerians be that.

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Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Asuokaa: 8:12am On Jun 21, 2017
Explorers:


About 49°C

u knw u can get a job in national geographic channel, because dey dont hav a nigeria /west africa wing... and make some cool cash from it.. since u like exploration. .. u tell dem abt ife , olumo rock, the caves in abia.. i hav not seen a documentary Bt them

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Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Kuzee23: 8:25am On Jun 21, 2017
As e dey hot make them give me visa.. i go come manage that heat... apartment wey get mad as AC na em sure pass... 3HP
Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Anoruo(m): 8:44am On Jun 21, 2017
Nigerians are just chilless


Luxuryconsult:
i tell you, Nigerians sabi survive anywhere.. Infact i dey fear for hell fire self if some Nigerians no go still remain after several days of burning... "oju to ti ri okun, oju to ti ri osa." na the real definition of Nigerians be that.

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Re: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reduced To Ghost Towns As Temperatures Hit 120F(Photos) by Krystalzkris(f): 8:54am On Jun 21, 2017
seems like a scene out of the 5th wave.... well, dear earth, this is the first.

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