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GWAE
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June 20th, 2017 at 5:34:49 PM permalink
F me, frontier is 38 rouND trip and I already have a trip planned in aug. Can't figured out why I would need to come for a weekend in July too.
RogerKint
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June 20th, 2017 at 5:52:39 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Record highs today hovering around 117 degrees F. WOW! 122 degrees F in Laughlin..... FK that.

Murphy's Law. My Air conditioning unit went out yesterday and I just had a new compressor put in a few months ago.

We have animals, so we couldn't just pack up and get a room somewhere until it's fixed. I had to go buy a couple of window air conditioning units for downstairs. So far so good.



The rooms at the Pioneer in Laughlin are pet friendly :)
RS
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June 20th, 2017 at 6:36:49 PM permalink
Quote: RogerKint

The rooms at the Pioneer in Laughlin are pet friendly :)


The ones that don't survive the heat are used for the following night's "stew special".
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rxwine
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June 20th, 2017 at 7:21:33 PM permalink
Do some Casinos on the Strip still have that open door system. The small casinos like O'shay's and Barbary Coast had just a big opening to walk in, and I assume some sort of "air" curtain. Probably not very efficient for maintaining temperature.

How about downtown?
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RogerKint
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June 20th, 2017 at 8:28:00 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Do some Casinos on the Strip still have that open door system. The small casinos like O'shay's and Barbary Coast had just a big opening to walk in, and I assume some sort of "air" curtain. Probably not very efficient for maintaining temperature.

How about downtown?



I think all the casinos on the east side of the strip from Cromwell to Casino Royale, as well as all of Fremont, have that system. I have seen them install doors pretty quickly, though.
Ibeatyouraces
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June 20th, 2017 at 9:28:08 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Record highs today hovering around 117 degrees F. WOW! 122 degrees F in Laughlin..... FK that.

Murphy's Law. My Air conditioning unit went out yesterday and I just had a new compressor put in a few months ago.

We have animals, so we couldn't just pack up and get a room somewhere until it's fixed. I had to go buy a couple of window air conditioning units for downstairs. So far so good.


You really should get an exterminator for those rats and roaches. ;-)
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MaxPen
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June 21st, 2017 at 2:17:46 AM permalink
At around midnight tonight all the slots in the Orleans wouldn't pay out tickets. Anyone who hit the cash out button on a machine required a hand pay regardless of the amount. Pretty comical, lots of disgruntled customers. Have had this happen on single machines and seen it on a bank before. Never have I seen a whole casino go down.
lilredrooster
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June 21st, 2017 at 2:37:20 AM permalink
airplanes have been grounded in Phoenix this week due to excessive heat somewhere around 120 F. today Phoenix is forecast to reach a high of 117. Vegas is forecast for a high of 114.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/06/20/its-so-hot-in-phoenix-that-airplanes-cant-fly/?utm_term=.c032b0afe28e
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FleaStiff
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June 21st, 2017 at 4:46:36 AM permalink
The airports are open and planes can take off at pilot discretion. Density Altitude calculations usually would cause a airline dispatcher to have grave concerns but it is pilot discretion for any takeoff. Performing any sort of noise abatement power reductions or turns after take off would be absurd in such weather as every bit of power will be needed and turns increase the amount of lift needed, lift that simply would not be available due to density altitude.

Obviously the actual altitude of Phoenix and Las Vegas does not ever change, its the "apparent altitude" that the wing's performance will reflect. In air that is so hot, the air molecules are so separated that it would be the equivalent of taking off from Denver as far as the air and the airplane's wing are concerned.

Its only the beginning according to some weather sources. Looking at up to two weeks of heightened temperatures in the area.

If I lived in Phoenix, I'd have a look at youtube videos about cooling with ice fans powered by a small solar panel. Get into one room and bring the pets into it. If you lose 'the grid' due to brownouts/blackouts/whatever you can cool one room.
DrawingDead
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June 21st, 2017 at 5:04:00 AM permalink
Oooooh, wow. That's almost like last year. And a couple years before. And... prepare to be amazed.

In 2016 the annual high @PHX was 118, which occurred in June (on 6/19/16 to be precise about it); and in 2015 it was 115, happening in June; and in 2013 it was 119, in June; and, ...that's how it works. Always has. For at least as long as any humans have been around to notice, and most likely for much longer than that. There has only been one year in this decade that it has failed to reach into the hundred and teens to begin the summer. And only one year in the decade before that. And the decade before that. Because that's what it does.

It is this weird thing that happens in the desert southwest which is called "summer." It isn't like summer in Baltimore or Cleveland. The high point of it for temperature generally does happen between late June to very early July; right about now. It has been doing that for a lot longer than anyone reading this has been alive. Like for many centuries longer. Shocking, but true. About a week or so of peak temperatures will cause and very shortly be followed by something known as the "monsoon" season, which will result in some fierce storms, but also lower peak temperatures at the warmest part of the day (though not lower averages throughout the 24hr day). As it has every year. And will continue to do so. And just as reliable is the certainty that there will be breathless "reports" about it broadcast far and wide on infotainment outlets, some folks will once again be shocked upon hearing of it, and a few may become convinced beyond all reason that when the very same thing happens once again, it means the sky is falling.

Which is all great, because every single year at some point, a simple routine weather report will provide all the ammo needed for one of my favorite playing with tourists sports. One I like to call:

Boo!
Nevermind.

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