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June 28, 2011


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The "Dewpoint Depression" is rarely discussed in weather products for the public, but was the focus for a new record in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Monday.

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Meteorologist Mike Tsolinas

Matt, I live here in Las Vegas and remember that day. It's something that occurs a couple of times a year, that summer it happened twice. A very small amount of dry continental air sneaks up from Mexico and extreme southern California. If conditions are right that follows a corridor northward through mountains and then down into our valley. As it is a downslope effect that is already dry to begin with as it heats up on the ride in it dries even further. If I remember correctly, the difference in hourly dewpoints dropped like 20 or more degrees. Great post my friend!

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Great explanation Mike, miss you on the local news here in Vegas!

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