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Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: 11:51 AM MDT Jun. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat warning in effect from 11 am PDT /11 am MST/
Thursday to 8 PM PDT /8 PM MST/ Saturday...

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued an excessive
heat warning, which is in effect from 11 am PDT /11 am MST/
Thursday to 8 PM PDT /8 PM MST/ Saturday. This warning replaces
the excessive heat watch which is no longer in effect.

* Temperature... temperatures will increase during the week with
readings 6 to 8 degrees above normal by Wednesday. However, the
hottest days are expected to be Thursday and Friday with the Las
Vegas Valley and Pahrump... potentially reaching 110 to 115
degrees... 115 to 120 along the Colorado River valley, and 120 to
125 degrees in Death Valley. Temperatures on Saturday are
forecast to cool only about 1 to 2 degrees, so the warning has
been extended.

* Impacts... heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and
heat stroke will be possible. People most vulnerable include
those who are spending lots of time outdoors... those who do
not have air conditioning... Young children... the elderly... and
those with chronic ailments.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Take extra precautions... if you work or spend time outside. When
possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.

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