Needles, California and Mohave Valley, Arizona Weather:

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Needles, California and Mohave Valley, Arizona Weather:

** Monday, October 12th, 2015: Columbus Day: **

Some banks and credit unions will be closed, including Desert Communities Federal Credit Union in Fort Mohave, Arizona and in Downtown Needles, California. 

Local, county, state, and federal offices will be closed, including the City of Needles Offices, San Bernardino County Government Offices, State of Arizona Offices and Mohave County, Arizona Offices, but State of Nevada Offices and Clark County, Nevada Offices will be open.

Superior courts will be closed.

Libraries will be closed, including the San Bernardino County Library on Bailey Avenue in Needles, California. 

The United States Postal Service will not delivering mail and will be also closed. 

As for schools: Bullhead City Elementary School District will be open; Colorado River Union High School District Schools will be open; and Clark County School District schools will be open, but Mohave Valley Elementary School District Schools will be closed.

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

** Columbus Day: **

– Monday:

Sunny, high near 99*F.

Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

– Monday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 74*F.

South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.

– Tuesday:

Partly sunny, high near 99*F.

Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

– Tuesday Night:

Mostly cloudy, low around 73*F.

Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

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

** Columbus Day: **

– Monday:

Sunny, high near 100*F.

Calm wind becoming south southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

– Monday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 72*F.

South southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm after 12:00am MST.

– Tuesday:

Partly sunny, high near 101*F.

Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

– Tuesday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 70*F.

Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

** 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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