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Southwest bakes in 115 to 120-degree heat

June 30, 2013 • National News


Tourists walk in the shade of trees along The Strip in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Saturday’s daytime high was expected to reach 117 degrees, which is the city’s all-time high. It was 108 at noon Saturday in Sin City. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man died and another was hospitalized in serious condition Saturday afternoon in heat-aggravated incidents as a heat wave blistered this sunbaked city and elsewhere in the Southwest.

Forecasters said temperatures in Las Vegas shot up to 115 degrees on Saturday afternoon, two degrees short of the city’s all-time record.

Phoenix hit 119 degrees by mid-afternoon, breaking the record for June 29 that was Login to read more

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