National Weather Service Warns of Excessive Heat

Published by The Bee News

June 10, 2024

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MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (June 10, 2024) – This important information from the National Weather Service:

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM

TUESDAY TO 9 PM WEDNESDAY…

* WHAT…Dangerously hot conditions. High temperatures around 118 at Furnace Creek in Death Valley National Park, 105 to 110 in Las Vegas, Pahrump, Wikieup, and Yucca, and 108 to 113 in Mesquite, Overton, Laughlin, and Bullhead City.

* WHERE…Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Northwest Deserts, Mohave Region ( Mohave Valley, Fort Mojave, Bullhead, Oatman, Wikieup, Yucca, Golden Valley, Kingman, Meadview and Peach Springs)

  • IMPACTS…Heat related illnesses increase significantly during extreme heat events.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…There will be little overnight relief from the heat, especially in Las Vegas, Laughlin, Bullhead City, and the lower elevations of Death Valley National Park.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS—

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room; stay out of the sun; check on relatives and neighbors.

DO NOT leave young children and pets in unattended vehicles. Car interiors will reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Take extra precautions when outside. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing. Try to limit strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Take action when you see symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

Monitor NWS for the latest forecasts and warnings for updates.

https://www.weather.gov/vef/

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