Working Conditions

Plasterers work equally indoors as well as outdoors. Plasterers work outdoors when applying stucco or exterior wall insulation, decorative finish systems, or when working in panel yards. Sometimes, plasterers work on scaffolds high above the ground. 

Plastering is physically demanding, requiring considerable standing, bending, lifting, and reaching overhead. The work can be dusty and dirty, soiling shoes and clothing, and can irritate the skin and eyes.

Las Vegas Weather is HOT!!!

Las Vegas , Nevada Weather Characteristics. The four seasons are actually well defined in Las Vegas., although they differ from the traditional view of seasonal variation. Summers display classic desert southwest characteristics. Daily high temperatures typically exceed 100 degrees with lows in the 70s. The summer heat is tempered somewhat by the extremely low relative humidities. However, it is not uncommon for humidity to increase markedly for several weeks each summer in association with a moist "monsoonal flow" from the south, typically during July and August. Aside from increasing the discomfort level, these moist winds also support the development of spectacular desert thunderstorms which are frequently associated with significant flash flooding and/or strong downburst winds. 

Winters on the whole, are mild and pleasant. Afternoon temperatures average near 60 degrees and skies are mostly clear. Pacific storms occasionally produce rainfall in Las Vegas , but in general, the Sierra Nevada Mountains of eastern California and the Spring Mountains immediately west of the Las Vegas Valley act as effective barriers to moisture. 

Snow accumulation is rare in Las Vegas . Flurries are observed once or twice during most winters, but snowfall of an inch or more occurs only once every four to five years. However, freezing temperatures do occur with some regularity. Based on the 1961-90 period of record, the average first occurrence of 32 degrees in the fall is November 25; the average last occurrence is February 28. 

The spring and fall seasons are generally considered ideal. Although rather sharp temperature changes can occur during these months, outdoor activities are seldom hampered. Strong winds are arguably the most persistent and provoking weather hazard experienced in the area. Winds over 50 mph are infrequent but can occur with some of the more vigorous storms. Winter and spring wind events often generate widespread areas of blowing dust and sand. Strong wind episodes in the summertime are usually connected with thunderstorms, and are thus more isolated and localized. Prevailing wind direction is typically either southwest or north, unless associated with a thunderstorm outflow. 

Monthly Normals for Las Vegas , Nevada 

Period of Record: 1971-2000 


Season Total 

Month

Maximum

Minimum

Average

Precipitation

January

57.1

36.8

47.0

0.59

February

63.0

41.4

52.2

0.69

March

69.5

47.0

58.3

0.59

April

78.1

53.9

66.0

0.15

May

87.8

62.9

75.4

0.24

June

98.9

72.3

85.6

0.08

July

104.1

78.2

91.2

0.44

August

101.8

76.7

89.3

0.45

September

93.8

68.8

81.3

0.31

October

80.8

56.5

68.7

0.24

November

66.0

44.0

55.0

0.31

December

57.3

36.6

47.0

0.40

All units of measurement in the above table are defined as follows: 
Temperatures are in Degrees Fahrenheit 
Precipitation is in inches.


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