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Old 06-28-2019, 09:58 AM
 
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Many seniors retire here. A small percentage leave within a year or two. I haven't seen any data explaining why they leave, but anecdotally it is to be closer to kids/grandkids. I suspect a tiny fraction of people move because the heat may be a bit much, even though Las Vegas in general is about 5 degrees cooler than, say, Phoenix (another popular retirement destination.)

Wintertime temperatures in Las Vegas can be a bit chilly - you'll want a light jacket or sweater in the evening.

You use the word "elderly" rather than "senior." For the truly elderly, you do need to take care:

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The hypothalamus is the control center for thermoregulation. It receives input from thermal receptors throughout the body. Stimulation of the anterior hypothalamus yields vasodilatation and sweating. Stimulation of the posterior hypothalamus causes shivering.

Elderly people are at high risk for developing potentially life-threatening disturbances of temperature regulation due to normal age-related changes. For example, it takes an elderly person nearly twice the time it takes a younger person to return to normal core body temperature after exposure to temperature extremes.

Diminished ability to thermoregulate is evident at about age 70 and worsens with each decade of life. Thirst, blood vessel dilation or constriction, and the ability to perspire are normal homeostatic mechanisms that help individuals regulate body temperature during extremes of cold or heat. Due to changes in sweat glands that occur with age, older people experience a progressive decrease in their ability to perspire. Decreased subcutaneous fat deposition often places elderly persons at particular risk for increased heat loss.
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Old 06-28-2019, 10:09 AM
 
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Many seniors retire here. A small percentage leave within a year or two. I haven't seen any data explaining why they leave, but anecdotally it is to be closer to kids/grandkids. I suspect a tiny fraction of people move because the heat may be a bit much, even though Las Vegas in general is about 5 degrees cooler than, say, Phoenix (another popular retirement destination.)

Wintertime temperatures in Las Vegas can be a bit chilly - you'll want a light jacket or sweater in the evening.

You use the word "elderly" rather than "senior." For the truly elderly, you do need to take care:
I didn't think the heat was all that bad... At about 105, I would stay inside.

Here, the heat is worse...99 degrees, heat index 108 with humidity... brutal...
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Old 06-28-2019, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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After doing massage for 5 years, mostly sports massage/deep tissue, in Minneapolis. I thought my massage career was over, due to pain in my wrists, elbows, shoulders. That was 1993. Miraculously, I recovered enough to do massage, without any pain, for 25 more years. For arthritis, dry heat is a "wonder drug" for me.
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Old 06-28-2019, 02:52 PM
 
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Yes. I meant Koval. Poles down. Lights out on Las Vegas blvd headed downtown. It was not pretty.
At one time the Hilton sign was literally twice as big as now. 68mph gust.
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Old 06-29-2019, 01:28 AM
 
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Las Vegas is fairly average as far as wind speeds among large cities - Weather/US/wind-speed-city-annual.php

Most places have an occasional windy day that can cause damage, but LV Tends to be in the lower wind area of the country - an example

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Old 06-29-2019, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Las Vegas is fairly average as far as wind speeds among large cities

Most places have an occasional windy day that can cause damage, but LV Tends to be in the lower wind area of the country - an example
Your map is highlighting only the month of April. It gets way windier than 4 mph in Las Vegas during certain times of the year. In winter, pacific storms come through and raise wind speeds, same in the summer- monsoon winds blow through. Personally, I enjoy the wind in Las Vegas, and wish it was windier more often.
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Old 06-29-2019, 02:06 AM
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Where I live in the far north valley, the winds have averaged around 20-30 mph for the last few days. I call that windy. When it's usually 10-15 mph, it's not that bad. It is rarely 4 mph as ddeemo's wind map shows. If it gets to 4 mph, it sometimes happens in the hottest times, when it's 116 or so. And that feels like I am lost in a 350 degree oven, but it still does not feel as bad as humidity.
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Old 06-29-2019, 06:58 AM
 
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I have arthritis and feel better here than where I lived before. I was surprised by how windy it gets here!
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Old 06-29-2019, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Southern Highlands
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Monthly mean wind speed isn't particularly important. By this measure, California is windier than Florida. Hurricanes concern me more than sea breezes.
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Old 06-29-2019, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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It depends on the individual. For me? I will not retire to a high heat area, I have become extremely heat sensitive as I've aged. Some heat is fine, as long as it is not constant.

Otherwise? Low humidity? Good hair, bad skin.

I live in high humidity now, and it is good skin, bad hair.
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