Thursday, May 31, 2007

June Is Busting Out All Over In Vegas

In a few minutes it will be June in Las Vegas. Tomorrow, on June 1, 2007 the thermometer is bound to exceed the century mark. Tonight the full moon is blue. I don't know if this portends good or bad luck for the ofttimes superstitious Vegas visitor.

Lots of people who don't live here think it is hot all year round. Not true, we are living in the high desert, and temperatures do fluctuate depending on the season.

Las Vegas Weather & Average Temperatures

Las Vegas weather is usually quite nice with less than 45 days per year with rainfall. Summer temperatures soar to over 100 ºF although it rarely feels this hot as the humidity is very low. As a precaution visitors are advised to drink plenty of water in the summer months (ice cubes don't count) particularly if you will be doing a lot of outdoor activities. Las Vegas is situated in a desert so the tendency is for daytime temperatures to be high with the evenings cooling down rapidly. Sweaters or jackets are often required inside casinos in the summer months due to air conditioning. Although rare, Las Vegas has been known to have snow in the winter months but not in any quantity that last for more than a few hours. In the Grand Canyon, which is located about 300 miles from Las Vegas the temperatures are generally very pleasant but somewhat cooler. It is a good idea to take a light jacket when visiting the Grand Canyon as the temperatures can be chilly even in the summer months. Check the table below for the average temperatures for each month in Las Vegas.

The following shows each month's average high and low temperature (degrees F)

January 58 32
February 61 37
March 70 43
April 78 50
May 88 50
June 99 68
July 107 77
August 103 75
September 96 67
October 80 53
November 66 41
December 57 35

Above is from Off To Vegas Site

Blue June Mooon!

Look At Tonight's Full Moon


According to folklore, tonight's full Moon over North America is a "Blue Moon" because it is the second full Moon in a calendar month. If you go outside to look at the Blue Moon, you'll see Jupiter as its companion. All night long, the giant planet will be located right beside the Moon. You will see the bright pair with the naked eye, or for a real treat, scan them with a backyard telescope. The moons of Jupiter, lunar mountains and craters, and the Great Red Spot are surprisingly easy to see.

Above is from Maryannaville Blog


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