Bloomberg Printer-Friendly Page: "Many places in such states as Arizona, southern California, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico have reported temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) in the heat wave, which has been going on for 10 to 12 days. Las Vegas tied its all-time record of 117 degrees on July 19.
Denver, while a mile high in the Rocky Mountains, hit 105 degrees yesterday, tying a record set in 1878, the Denver Post reported. The highest temperature in the heat wave was 129 at Death Valley, California, Schmidt said. It wasn't a record for Death Valley, where the highest-ever reading is 134."