Taos Records Hottest Temp for Date July 18

Taos Tops out at 97, Las Vegas Sees 100 for First Time Ever

TAOS, NM – Taos saw the mercury rise 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 97 yesterday according to WeatherUnderground, a recorded high for the date.

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.

(Posted Jul. 19, 2023. Updated Jul.25, 2023.)

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