Let There be Rain!

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas' sixth-longest dry streak has ended - barely - at 137 days.

Meteorologist Faith Borden says the 0.01 inch of rain that fell Tuesday at McCarran International Airport was the first time more than a trace was recorded at the official weather station since April 22.

The longest dry spell was 150 days in 1959.

It's been a summer of extremes in Las Vegas, where July's average temperature of 96.2 was the hottest since records started being kept in 1935. The July average is usually 90.5.

The August average of 91.2 degrees was 2.1 degrees above normal - ninth-warmest on record.

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