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July 24, 2014

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Las Vegas poised to break 53-year-old record for winter dry spell

Feeling a little parched? You should.

Monday was the 47th consecutive day without precipitation in Las Vegas, as measured by the National Weather Service at its official Las Vegas recording station at McCarran International Airport.

The 47 days ties a winter season (December to February) record set in 1960-61 for the most consecutive days without precipitation in Las Vegas.

Barring an unforeseen cloudburst, Las Vegas will break the record today. Dry conditions are forecast to continue into at least early next week, according to NWS forecasters.

The last time there was precipitation in Las Vegas was Dec. 4, when .02 of an inch of rain was recorded at McCarran, weather records show.

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