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Warm Sunday ends short of 100; clouds shroud lunar eclipse

Updated May 15, 2022 - 10:06 pm

Reaching 100 degrees in Las Vegas will have to wait at least one more day this year.

The official weather station at Harry Reid International Airport flirted with 100 for several hours Sunday afternoon with a reading between 97 and 99 from about 2 to 5:30 p.m.

The final high for the day — 99.

Sunday winds gusted to 16 mph, but were mostly below 10 mph at the airport.

“We got a little more cloud cover than expected and sometimes a gust of wind can push the temperature up a few degrees,” National Weather Service meteorologist Ashley Nickerson said. “But today it was pretty calm.”

May 24 is the average date for reaching 100 degrees in Las Vegas.

Sunday was topped off with a total lunar eclipse, although cloud cover in Las Vegas made it hard to see the eclipse clearly.

The eclipse began at 7:31 p.m., peaked at 9:31 p.m. and ended at 11:50 p.m.

The Monday low should be around 71 before rising to a high near 100.

“We could get it on Monday,” Nickerson said. “It will be close.”

Highs near 100 with morning lows in the low 70s are forecast through Thursday.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com. Follow @Marv_in_Vegas on Twitter.

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