Needles, California and Mohave Valley, Arizona Weather:

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Needles, California and Mohave Valley, Arizona Weather:

** Training Burn this week, from Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 to Friday, October 16th, 2015, at the old Overland Motel on the 700 block of West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California. Big burn will be from 8:00am to 12:00pm PT on Friday, October 16th, 2015. Road closures are planned. Training Burn to happen sunny or raining, unless gusty winds occur. More information on the Training Burn is at the following ZachNews on WordPress website address: **

http://wp.me/p26goG-7sO

**** Best of luck to all the firefighters during their firefighter training at the Training Burn. ****

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

** Including Downtown Needles, California: **

– Tuesday:

Mostly sunny, high near 99*F.

West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the morning.

– Tuesday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 73*F.

Light and variable wind.

– Wednesday:

Partly sunny, high near 100*F.

Light west southwest wind.

– Wednesday Night:

Mostly cloudy, low around 73*F.

West northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

– Thursday:

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 11:00am PT, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 11:00am PT.

Mostly cloudy, high near 94*F.

West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the morning.

Chance of precipitation is 60%.

– Thursday Night:

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 11:00pm PT.

Mostly cloudy, low around 72*F.

Chance of precipitation is 60%.

– Friday:

Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, high near 92*F.

Chance of precipitation is 50%.

– Friday Night:

Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, low around 70*F.

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

– Tuesday:

Mostly sunny, high near 100*F.

Light and variable wind.

– Tuesday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 71*F.

Light and variable wind.

– Wednesday:

Partly sunny, high near 102*F.

Light and variable wind.

– Wednesday Night:

Mostly cloudy, low around 71*F.

Light and variable wind.

– Thursday:

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 11:00am MST, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 11:00am MST.

Mostly cloudy, high near 96*F.

Light and variable wind.

Chance of precipitation is 60%.

– Thursday Night:

Scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 11:00pm MST.

Mostly cloudy, low around 70*F.

Chance of precipitation is 60%.

– Friday:

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.

Mostly cloudy, high near 93*F.

Chance of precipitation is 60%.

– Friday Night:

Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, low around 68*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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