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: ****

– Saturday:

Sunny, high near 94*F.

North wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.

– Saturday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 71*F.

East southeast wind 6 to 11 mph.

– Sunday:

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11:00am PT.

Mostly sunny, high near 89*F.

East southeast wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the morning.

Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

– Sunday Night:

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then a chance of showers after 11:00pm PT.

Mostly cloudy, low around 70*F.

South southeast wind 13 to 18 mph decreasing to 7 to 12 mph after 12:00am PT.

Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Chance of precipitation is 40%.

– Monday:

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11:00am PT.

Mostly cloudy, high near 86*F.

South wind 9 to 11 mph.

Chance of precipitation is 40%.

– Monday Night:

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11:00pm PT.

Mostly cloudy, low around 63*F.

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

– Saturday:

Sunny, high near 96*F.

North northeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.

– Saturday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 69*F.

Southeast wind 8 to 11 mph.

– Sunday:

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11:00am MST.

Mostly sunny, high near 90*F.

Breezy, with an east southeast wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the morning.

Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.

– Sunday Night:

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then a chance of showers after 11:00pm MST.

Mostly cloudy, low around 68*F.

South southeast wind 8 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Chance of precipitation is 40%.

– Monday:

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11:00am PT.

Mostly cloudy, high near 86*F.

South wind around 11 mph.

Chance of precipitation is 40%.

– Monday Night:

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11:00pm PT.

Mostly cloudy, low around 62*F.

** More Weather Information and Weather Radars: **

– National Weather Service:

http://www.weather.gov/

– National Weather Service Weather Radar:

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

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**** Weather Tips: 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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