Taos in Record Heat Territory this Summer

TAOS, NM (July 19, 2023) – Taos saw the temperature reach into record-tying or even record breaking territory yesterday as New Mexico sweltered under a heat wave gripping much of the US west and south.

Taos reached 97º July 18 according to WeatherUnderground, a recorded high for the date. The expected high today in Taos is 91 with increasing clouds.

Meanwhile records were made across the state yesterday for the date including in Santa Fe (100º), Farmington (103º), Roswell (111º), and Tucumcari (106º). KRQE reports that Las Vegas saw its hottest day in recorded history – a first ever triple-digit 100º day.

The National Weather Service has again issued a Heat Advisory until 9PM for many parts of New Mexico, saying temperatures could reach into the upper-90s and 100s on Wednesday July 19.

In Albuquerque the NWS has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, highs expected near 102.

The Town of Taos has issued a burn ban that is in effect until Sunday July 23.

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