Weather Alert!!: Needles, California and Mohave Valley, Arizona Weather:

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Weather Alert!!: Needles, California and Mohave Valley, Arizona Weather:

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**** The National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada has issued a Excessive Heat Warning until Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 at 8:00pm MST/PT for southern Nevada, southeastern San Bernardino County, California including Needles, California, and northwestern Arizona including Mohave Valley, Arizona. ****

** More information regarding the Excessive Heat Warning: **

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=AZZ002&warncounty=AZC015&firewxzone=AZZ101&local_place1=7%20Miles%20NE%20Needles%20Airport%20CA&product1=Excessive+Heat+Warning&lat=34.8516&lon=-114.5438#.VdCKqPlViko

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**** Needles, California Weather: ****

– Tuesday:

Sunny and hot, with a high near 114*F.

Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph.

– Tuesday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 84*F.

South wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light southeast after 12:00am PT.

– Wednesday:

Sunny and hot, high near 114*F.

South southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.

– Wednesday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 82*F.

South southeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light in the evening.

**** Mohave Valley, Arizona Weather: ****

– Tuesday:

Sunny and hot, high near 115*F.

South wind 8 to 10 mph.

– Tuesday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 81*F.

South wind around 8 mph.

– Wednesday:

Sunny and hot, high near 114*F.

South southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.

– Wednesday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 80*F.

Southeast wind 6 to 9 mph.

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**** Heat Safety: ****

– Slow down: reduce, eliminate or reschedule strenuous activities until the coolest time of the day. Children, seniors and anyone with health problems should stay in the coolest available place, not necessarily indoors.

– Dress for summer. Wear lightweight, loose fitting, light-colored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight.

– Eat light, cool, easy-to-digest foods such as fruit or salads.

– Drink plenty of water (not very cold), non-alcoholic and decaffeinated fluids, even if you don’t feel thirsty. If you on a fluid restrictive diet or have a problem with fluid retention, consult a physician before increasing consumption of fluids.

– Use air conditioners or spend time in air-conditioned locations such as malls and libraries.

– Use portable electric fans to exhaust hot air from rooms or draw in cooler air.

– Do not direct the flow of portable electric fans toward yourself when room temperature is hotter than 90°F. The dry blowing air will dehydrate you faster, endangering your health.

– Minimize direct exposure to the sun. Sunburn reduces your body’s ability to dissipate heat.

– Take a cool bath or shower.

– Do not take salt tablets unless specified by a physician. Check on older, sick, or frail people who may need help responding to the heat. Each year, dozens of children and untold numbers of pets left in parked vehicles die from hyperthermia. Keep your children, disabled adults, and pets safe during tumultuous heat waves.

– Parents, even on mild days in the 70s, studies have shown that the temperature inside a parked vehicle can rapidly rise to a dangerous level for children, pets and even adults. Leaving the windows slightly open does not significantly decrease the heating rate. The effects are more severe on children because their bodies warm at a faster rate than adults. A dark dashboard or car seat can quickly reach temperatures in the range of 180°F to over 200°F. These objects heat the adjacent air by conduction and convection and also give off long wave radiation, which then heats the air trapped inside a vehicle. Follow these tips to ensure your child’s safety.

– Touch a child’s safety seat and safety belt before using it to ensure it’s not too hot before securing a child.

– Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle, even with the windows down, even for just a minute.

– Teach children not to play in, on, or around cars. They could accidentally trap themselves in a hot vehicle.

– Always lock car doors and trunks–even at home–and keep keys out of children’s reach.

– Always make sure children have left the car when you reach your destination. Don’t leave sleeping infants in the car ever.

**** More heat safety tips and information is at the following website addresses: ****

– National Weather Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/index.shtml

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/heat/during.shtml

– United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

http://www.cdc.gov/extremeheat/warning.html

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** More weather information and weather radars for your area at the National Weather Service website at: **

http://www.weather.gov/

** Weather radar for the Colorado River Tri-State area including for the community of Needles, California is at the National Weather Service website address: **

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=ESX&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

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