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Excessive heat watch issued

August 4, 2018

LAS VEGAS — The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued an excessive heat watch in effect from Aug. 6 through Aug. 8.

According to the NWS temperatures in Pahrump Valley, Barstow, Morongo Basin are to reach 109 to 115 degrees; temps in Kingman and Colorado City are to reach 100 to 105; temps in the Lower Colorado River Valley, Lake Havasu City, Laughlin, Bullhead City are to reach 112 to 117 degrees.

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.

The NWS suggests to take precautions by drinking plenty of fluids, staying in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors. 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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