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December 21, 2014

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Las Vegas records first 100-degree day of 2014

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Passersby take advantage of the misters at the Candy Factory to cool off on the Strip Saturday, June 29, 2013.

Updated Friday, May 16, 2014 | 5:48 p.m.

If it felt like it was 100 degrees out there today, it’s because it was.

For the first time in 2014, the temperature in Las Vegas officially hit the century mark early this afternoon.

The National Weather Service’s Las Vegas office reported the news in a tweet:

As of 5:45 p.m., 100 was the day's high, although temperatures didn't drop any lower than 98 degrees.

Las Vegas temperatures historically reach the century mark for the first time each year on May 26.

The earliest 100-degree day on record in Las Vegas was May 1, 1947. The latest was 1965, when the first 100-degree day of the year was June 30.

The first 100-degree day in 2013 arrived on May 13.

The hot weather isn’t expected to last long. Triple digits are expected again Saturday, but forecasters say a storm early next week should drop temperatures back below normal.

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