Record heat continues across the Southwest U.S.

Monday, May 19th 2008, 5:24 pm
By: News 9

By News9 Meteorologist Carrie Rose.

Monday marks the fifth straight day of record heat across the Southwest U.S.  Afternoon highs Monday are expected to climb into the 100's in many parts of California, Nevada, and Arizona.

Record highs were set again Sunday, including 118 degrees Fahrenheit at Death Valley, California.  This is the earliest in the year that Death Valley has ever gotten this hot.  The old record for the earliest hottest day year-to-date was May 22, 2000. 

Selected Record Highs from Sunday, May 18:

Needles, CA 111
Palm Springs, CA 110
Modesto, CA  105 
Las Vegas, NV 104 
Redding, CA 102 
Ontario Airport (L.A.), CA