Excessive heat watch escalated to warning

August 7, 2018

LAS VEGAS — The National Weather Service on Sunday escalated its days-old excessive heat watch to a warning: meaning a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur.

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. Readers are urged to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and to check up on relatives and neighbors.

Remember: people and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

The warning is in effect from 10 a.m. Monday to 10 p.m. Wednesday over a wide swath of the southwest surrounding the Colorado River basin from 29 Palms to Lake Mead, north and west to the Amargosa Valley in Nevada and east past Kingman in Arizona. Local temperatures are expected to reach the upper one-teens; the mid 120s in Death Valley and as high as 114 in Las Vegas.

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