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Heatwave Hits Las Vegas Region, Excessive Heat Warning Issued

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, June 29, 2023 4:30 pm

LAS VEGAS – As the first prolonged heat spell of the summer arrives in the Las Vegas region, residents are bracing themselves for scorching temperatures that are set to intensify over the weekend.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for parts of Southern Nevada, northwest Arizona, and southeast California, in effect from Saturday morning through Monday evening. These areas can expect dangerously high temperatures during this period.

In response to the heatwave, Clark County has announced the opening of cooling stations over the weekend to provide relief for those in need.

Las Vegas is expected to experience high temperatures of around 101 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday, rising to 104 degrees on Friday. However, the peak of the heatwave is forecasted to hit on Sunday and Monday, with temperatures soaring up to 112 degrees before gradually easing off during the middle of the following week.

Nearby Lake Mead is also set to face scorching conditions, with highs projected to reach 113 degrees on Sunday and Monday. Meanwhile, the visitor’s center at Furnace Creek in Death Valley National Park, California, could see temperatures soar to around 123 degrees on Sunday.

Residents are advised to take necessary precautions, stay hydrated, and limit outdoor activities during the peak heat hours.

Credits: Review Journal

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