Needles, California and Mohave Valley, Arizona Weather:

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Needles, California and Mohave Valley, Arizona Weather:

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

– Friday:

Mostly sunny, high near 99*F.

South wind 8 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

– Friday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 76*F.

South wind 13 to 18 mph becoming light south southwest after 12:00am PT.

Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

– Saturday:

Sunny, high near 99*F.

Light southwest wind becoming south 10 to 15 mph in the morning.

Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

– Saturday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 74*F.

South southwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light and variable after 12:00am PT.

– Sunday:

Sunny, high near 102*F.

Light and variable wind.

– Sunday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 76*F.

** Labor Day: **

– Monday:

Mostly sunny, high near 104*F.

– Monday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 79*F.

– Tuesday:

Sunny and hot, high near 105*F.

– Tuesday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 79*F.

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

– Friday:

Mostly sunny, high near 100*F.

South wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

– Friday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 74*F.

South wind 13 to 18 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after 12:00am MST.

Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

– Saturday:

Sunny, high near 101*F.

Light south wind increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the morning.

Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

– Saturday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 73*F.

South southwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

– Sunday:

Sunny, high near 103*F.

Light and variable wind.

– Sunday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 75*F.

** Labor Day: **

– Monday:

Mostly sunny and hot, high near 105*F.

– Monday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 79*F.

– Tuesday:

Sunny and hot, high near 106*F.

– Tuesday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 78*F.

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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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