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Record-breaking temperature set in Nevada as west coast deals with heat waves

The temperatures continue to fill out in the state of Nevada this week as record high temperatures has been recorded in Reno.

Jullie Anne Mendoza

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RENO NEVADA HEAT WAVE

RENO, Nevada — The temperatures continue to fill out in the state of Nevada this week as record high temperatures has been recorded in Reno on Wednesday evening, August 2.

The high temperature on Wednesday of 104 degree broke the 71-year record in Reno, according to the Associated Press. The previous record high temperature in Reno of 101 degrees was set in 1946.

The August 2, 2017 temperature marked the 11th time this year Reno hit more the 100 degrees, two fewer times than the record of 13, set in 1972. Temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees on Thursday and Friday as well.

The highest temperature ever recorded in Reno was 108 degrees, dating back in July 2007 and 2002.

While Reno is experiencing an epic heat, other major cities in the United States along the west coast are also dealing with heat waves. The Seattle and Portland may even set one-day records this week as temperature take off above 100 degrees.

It’s being forecasted by meteorologists that Portland could outclass the current record 103 degrees on Thursday.

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