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Excessive Heat Warning issued

July 21, 2018

LAS VEGAS — The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued an excessive heat warning in effect from July 24 through July 26.

Temperatures in the lower Colorado River Valley are to reach 116 to 122 degrees; temperatures in Pahrump Valley, Barstow, Morongo Basin are to reach 108 to 113 degrees; temperatures in Kingman and Colorado City are to reach 102 to 107 degrees; temperatures in Death Valley National Park are to reach 122 to 127 degrees.

According to the NWS heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke will be possible. People most valuable include those who are spending lots of time outdoors and those who do not have air conditioning, young children, the elderly and those with chronic ailments.

The NWS states that an excessive heat watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. The hot temperatures will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.