smoothgrh
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July 31st, 2019 at 8:19:23 PM permalink
Looks as if it'll be about 5 degrees hotter in Laughlin this weekend (113 degrees) than Las Vegas (a mere 108).

Is it usually hotter there? No help from the river?!
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July 31st, 2019 at 8:41:45 PM permalink
The river does nothing. You are on the outskirts of the Mojave Desert. The good thing is there really isn't anything to walk to.
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July 31st, 2019 at 10:27:27 PM permalink
As far as I know, it takes a very large body of water to affect local temperature. Like an ocean or a huge lake, such as Lake Michigan.

In Laughlinís case being by the river should make it hotter than Vegas since the river is only at about 500 feet, and Vegas is at 2000 feet. Temps generally rise 4 degrees for every 1000 feet you descend.
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August 1st, 2019 at 4:10:38 AM permalink
Laughlin is always hotter than Las vegas. It is also farther south. Searchlight is between Las Vegas and Laughlin and yet it is always the coolest place of the three.
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August 1st, 2019 at 7:11:59 AM permalink
Quote: vegas

Laughlin is always hotter than Las vegas. It is also farther south. Searchlight is between Las Vegas and Laughlin and yet it is always the coolest place of the three.



That is because Searchlight is at a much higher elevation.
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August 1st, 2019 at 7:35:38 AM permalink
Some of the hottest temperatures recorded in the USA have been in Bullhead, on the Arizona side of the river.
Coming from the east, it took some getting used to the differences elevation makes.
Bisbee, as an example, is 90 miles south of Tucson, but is over a mile high and is about twenty degrees cooler. Although it is smack on the Mexican border, it is much cooler than the cities to the north.
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August 1st, 2019 at 8:33:18 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

Some of the hottest temperatures recorded in the USA have been in Bullhead, on the Arizona side of the river.



Thanks for the insights! Bullhead City is one of my planned stops during my visit to Laughlin. I'll let you know how it goes! :O
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August 1st, 2019 at 9:44:40 AM permalink
I seem to recall a story from a few years back that the weather in Phoenix is being altered due to the expanding population's terraforming. Evidently the humidity is increasing from all the man-made lakes, swimming pools, grass lawns, golf courses etc.

Interesting if true.
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August 1st, 2019 at 12:28:25 PM permalink
Quote: smoothgrh

Thanks for the insights! Bullhead City is one of my planned stops during my visit to Laughlin. I'll let you know how it goes! :O



If you are in the market for Meth, Bullhead City is a good spot but better quality and lower prices can be found in Kingman, Az.
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August 2nd, 2019 at 3:57:29 PM permalink
Thanks for the tip, but I'll be in the market for some kind of souvenir trinket from New Life Gamesónot a slot machine, but I can dream.

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