Weather Conditions, Las Vegas
It can be easy to forget that alcohol and caffeine will contribute to dehydration. On top of that, you're usually in a desert which is also drying you out. Be sure to drink plenty of water along with the other beverages you're enjoying. They often have good deals on bottled water around town - so force yourself if you must.
Not sure if any of have experienced this, but we have one time or two. It usually happens there is snow fall...did I say snow fall?. Yes, it does snow in Vegas, but not that often and another thing that happens to the snow if it sticks, turns into black ice on I-15 through the moutain passes. It does not get a chance to fully melt during the day in some of the lanes that are closes to the rock faces of I-15. We came through one "Get Away Friday" and it had snowed slightly and Caltrans and the CHP was slowing everyone down through certain areas. Yes, we did see lots of accidents because people didn't heed the warnings, but we did because you have to respect Black Ice!
Caltrans web site is pretty good to check on road conditions or talk to someone in regards to a non-emergency situation, please call 1-800-TELL-CHP (1-800-835-5247)
It gets extremely hot here during the summer months. Although, the casino's and hotels probably have bottle water for sale, your going to pay a pretty penny for it. We always carry bottle water of our own. We can fill up at drinking fountains and have a steady supply. It is sometimes muggy, so it makes it even hotter. So be prepared.
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Plastics to Avoid
#3 Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) commonly contains di-2-ehtylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), an endocrine disruptor and probable human carcinogen, as a softener.
#6 Polystyrene (PS) may leach styrene, a possible endocrine disruptor and human carcinogen, into water and food.
#7 Polycarbonate contains the hormone disruptor bisphenol-A, which can leach out as bottles age, are heated or exposed to acidic solutions. Unfortunately, #7 is used in most baby bottles and five-gallon water jugs and in many reusable sports bottles.
#1 polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE), the most common and easily recycled plastic for bottled water and soft drinks, has also been considered the most safe. However, one 2003 Italian study found that the amount of DEHP in bottled spring water increased after 9 months of storage in a PET bottle.
#2 High Density Polyethylene
#4 Low Density Polyethylene
Best Reusable Bottles: Betras USA Sports Bottles, Brita Fill & Go Water Filtration Bottle, Arrow Canteen
Better Baby Bottles: Choose tempered glass or opaque plastic made of polypropylene (#5) or polyethylene (#1), which do not contain bisphenol-A.
I hadn't planned on leaving the airport on my layover so I didn't pay any attention to the weather before I left. When the pilot announced it was going to be 100, I laughed and thought well, at least I'm not going out in that. Then I changed my mind and went out in it anyways and the sun and heat is brutal at midday, good thing that you're only outside for a short period of time between casinos and resorts.
If you come here during the summer, a hotel pool is a must, especially if you have kids. i saw several resorts with them as I took the monorail up and down the strip and they were packed with families trying to escape the heat.
Wow, the last Monday I was there, it poured rain... no big deal, right? Wrong! Vegas is in the desert and is not accustomed to having that much rain at once.... check out the pics, look at the progression in only 5 hours of steady rain... I was amazed, and it kept me in searching for ways to casino jump without getting wet. Streets were closed and flights were delayed. The pics are taken from the suite balcony at the Imperial Palace. So beware the rian, it can make your Vegas days a mess!
For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 litre of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in Las Vegas due to the fact the average temperature at The Strip is much higher than other areas.
Water is essential for everyone, especially if you are hiking. Water helps almost every part of the human body function properly. Our bodies are almost two-thirds water, and proper hydration is essential to keep your body functioning properly during the hike. Some of the things water does in the body are:
* The brain is 75% water; even moderate dehydration can cause headaches and dizziness;
* Water regulates body temperature, which is especially important here in the area where the temperatures can be so brutal;
* Water carries nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body
* Blood is 92% water;
* Water protects and cushions vital organs;
·* Water converts food into energy (which is something you will need on a 3 to 4 hour hike…);
* Muscles are 75% water, and you will use many muscles on a trail as you climb above the desert floor.
Oh dear. Vegas in late July....a sweltering 43 degrees!!!
Someone (ahem, me) had a brilliant suggestion - lets walk down the strip in the blazing midday sun..........
Not a good idea.
We trekked from the Little White Wedding Chapel on the outskirts of downtown right up to the main area of the Venetian / Caesers Palace. Take a tip - the strip is a lot longer than it looks!
Admittedly, not one of my better ideas, but a great laugh some months afterwards nonetheless!
In Vegas you basically "live" at night while during the day you sleep and rest from the "fatigue" of the previous gambling night.
Furthermore, being in the desert it is extremely hot during the day so it is strongly recommended to stay in or at least bring water with you if you have to go out
I suffered heat stroke while walking the sidewalks of Vegas. Mind you, I had been drinking plenty of water all day long, but it was the end of July(2nd worst month for bad heat), the middle of the afternoon, and 108 degrees, so I wasn't that smart. But avoid walking so close to the cars because you will get sick.
Try walking through the casinos--even if you have small children--with your group because it will be very beneficial to their health. The casinos don't care if you walk through. Just talk a slow stroll through the cool AC and relax. Oh yeah, and buy some water.
Also, don't go out into the desert without plenty of water!!!! I know I sound dumb, but there have been many people who go out there with alcohol. They are stupid. But you don't have to be if you listen to my advice.
The great thing about Las Vegas is the number of sunny and comfortable days there are here in the valley... but this does come at a cost. This is the desert after all, and summer temperatures can reach well over 100 degrees (F). Thankfully, the casinos have plenty of air conditioning, but word to the wise... don't spend too much time outdoors.
Las Vegas is in the desert. If you are going during the summer, average temperatures are very likely to hover around the 110 degree mark. Even in the winter months, the temp is still warm.
Be prepared! With the amount of walking most people will do in Vegas mixed with the heat, heat exhaustion & heat stroke are real threats.
Drink plenty of water! If you become overtired, irritable, clammy or confused, get out of the sun! There are many water spritzers along the Boulevard and surrounding most pools. These can help regulate your temperature.
Be prepared- if you need to take things slow, please do!
Vegas is Hot. Very hot! It is almost unbarable during the summer times. Especially if you're not from there. Dress in all white clothes and cover your head with an umbrella or some kind of cap. It might look like a paradise from looking out of an air conditioned room or car. Keep in mind though, that Vegas is in the middle of a Nevada desert!
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The summertime heat. And Summer here is usually mid May to Mid October. The heat is vicous, especially if you're not used to this extreme. Always carry water with you if you can, and drink it. If you wait till you're thirsty, you are already starting to dehydrate. Also, a headache is one of the first signs of dehydration. Drink lots of water.
My wife, my friend, and I made the mistake of visiting Vegas in August. Very bad mistake! Just before we came to Vegas, we had spent a day in Laughlin, which the temperature was around 118 degrees. I have never been in hotter temperature in my entire life. Vegas was around 110 degrees. If you have never experience this type of weather, then you will probably faint when you get to Vegas. Not only was it hot, but dry, and sometimes it got humid. The hotness of the temperature is hard to describe. Whenever I was outside, all I was thinking about was getting into the next casino, which all of them are air-conditioned heavily. I felt like the Wicked Witch of the West, when she screams out, "I'm melting." No kidding! When driving, you can feel the heat radiating right through the windows. I will never make the mistake again of visiting Vegas in August or July for that matter. Check out the web site below, which will give you average weather statistics for Las Vegas over the years, along with record high temperatures and other miscellaneous information.
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i never had any bad problems in vegas...the big thing to watch out for is all of the homeless people out asking for money...also if it is raining be careful the roads get slippery and flooded very easily!