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Old 06-16-2017, 04:47 PM
 
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I've been to Reno, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. All three were really hot, since it was summer. I believe Phoenix was 115 when we were there!
I believe its gonna be 121 in Phoenix on monday,Hapa.
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Old 06-16-2017, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I believe its gonna be 121 in Phoenix on monday,Hapa.
I can't even imagine that C24L! The San Gabriel Valley is hot enough!!
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Old 06-16-2017, 08:30 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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My guess for Arizona is the fact that probably 85% of the population of the state lives in the hot part. Therefore that's the part that people associate with Arizona.
True. Same with Nevada. Most people live in Las Vegas, which is very hot and dry.
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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A summer in Reno or Flagstaff is, no doubt, preferable to a summer in Las Vegas, Phoenix, or Palm Springs.
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Old 06-17-2017, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Land of Ill Noise
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In Nevada, other then the Clark County the state actually has relatively chilly overnight low temperatures.

I would say the majority of Nevada in land area one would certainly have a sweater or light-coat in the middle-of the night in the summer as summer-time lows in much of the state relatively chilly.

I stayed at a motel in Reno for a couple of weeks, years ago and I asked about air conditioning and she said the air conditioning was the sliding glass door.

She was right even with high temperatures in the 90s, in Reno the low temperatures drop into the 50s at night.

Carson City, Elko, Ely and West Wendover also have chilly summer nights with a rapid cool down that requires a nightly sweater in the summer.

Arizona has very hot in the Phoenix area, Yuma, Lake Havasu and central Tucson but other then the state has relatively nice summers.

Prescott has warm summers but cools off nicely at night. Sierra Vista has a summer with similar temperatures to Denver. Flagstaff and Show Low have chilly nights also in the middle of the summer.

Even Tucson while being very warm in the summer. Has days with a strong monsoonal flow where the temperatures will cool into the 70s after thunderstorms.

Oro Valley and some of the suburbs of Tucson are much cooler then Tucson itself and there is Mount Lemmon with it's chilly summer-time air a short drive away.
I was wondering why you said Sierra Vista at first, but looking at satellite maps and seeing it's within the mountains, it obviously has a higher elevation than Tucson and Phoenix. Still(have never been as far south as Tucson or Sierra Vista in AZ), I suspect I'd feel more comfortable temperature-wise in Sedona or Flagstaff. Which I agree(and have visited both places before), have more moderate temperatures vs. Phoenix. Ugh at how hot Phoenix gets in the summer, since I experienced that on a vacation there back in the late 1990s!

Speaking of Las Vegas, I remember one night when I visited in a February a few years ago, and ironically I felt underdressed when I went to the observation deck of Paris Las Vegas! Can't remember the temperature that night(it was probably in the high 30s/low 40s), but the temperature that night really surprised me.

Never been to Albuquerque(hoping to get there in the next few years), but how does its temperatures compare to say like Flagstaff, Sedona, and Las Vegas? I suspect it doesn't get as hot as Vegas or Phoenix, but that it's similar to Flagstaff, Sedona, and other parts of central Arizona. And I'd suspect, probably a little warmer than Denver, which I've visited before.
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Old 06-18-2017, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I was wondering why you said Sierra Vista at first, but looking at satellite maps and seeing it's within the mountains, it obviously has a higher elevation than Tucson and Phoenix. Still(have never been as far south as Tucson or Sierra Vista in AZ), I suspect I'd feel more comfortable temperature-wise in Sedona or Flagstaff. Which I agree(and have visited both places before), have more moderate temperatures vs. Phoenix. Ugh at how hot Phoenix gets in the summer, since I experienced that on a vacation there back in the late 1990s!

Speaking of Las Vegas, I remember one night when I visited in a February a few years ago, and ironically I felt underdressed when I went to the observation deck of Paris Las Vegas! Can't remember the temperature that night(it was probably in the high 30s/low 40s), but the temperature that night really surprised me.

Never been to Albuquerque(hoping to get there in the next few years), but how does its temperatures compare to say like Flagstaff, Sedona, and Las Vegas? I suspect it doesn't get as hot as Vegas or Phoenix, but that it's similar to Flagstaff, Sedona, and other parts of central Arizona. And I'd suspect, probably a little warmer than Denver, which I've visited before.
Winter in ABQ is highs in the 40s&50s and lows in the 20s, while summer is highs in the 85-95 range and lows in the 60s
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:56 AM
 
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A lot of Arizona is hot in the summer, except for in higher elevations. Nevada is a bit cooler overall, but still can be hot in places. Both states are relatively dry compared with the rest of the United States.
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Old 06-18-2017, 07:44 PM
 
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I can't even imagine that C24L! The San Gabriel Valley is hot enough!!
ya that would be hard to imagine that kind of heat Hapa.True.
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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It works both ways; winter daily highs in many northern cities can still be too cold for any thriving outdoor activity.
Only for a handful of days. But anything 15+ is fine for skiing, ice skating, hockey, sledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling etc. etc. Try doing strenuous stuff outside in 105+. Unless it involves water, which Texas doesn't have an abundance off, then fuggedaboutit!

I sweat me a good sweat skiing!
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I live in New Mexico and see cactus covered in snow all the time in winter. Cactus have little to do with heat, everything to do with poor soil that doesn't hold water.

That is why there are even cactus in New York State is some very rocky microclimates.
There's even cacti in Illinois on beaches of Lake Michigan!
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