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13 FIRST ALERT: Las Vegas Excessive Heat Warning extended through Thursday

Posted: 7:59 AM, Jun 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-14 01:15:57Z

UPDATE AT 5:30 A.M. JUNE 13: It's going to be another hot one today. Here is the morning forecast.

UPDATE 12 A.M. JUNE 13: It is currently 92 degrees in Las Vegas, with a high of 105 expected for Thursday. An Excessive Heat Warning for the valley has been extended to Thursday at 8 p.m. by the National Weather Service. 13 Action News Meteorologist Dan Bronis has a look at what to expect.

13 FIRST ALERT: Las Vegas Excessive Heat Warning extended through Thursday

UPDATE 3:30 P.M. JUNE 12: It is currently 103 degrees in Las Vegas.

UPDATE 5 A.M. JUNE 12: The Excessive Heat Warning has been extended until 8 p.m. Thursday. The warning covers the Las Vegas valley, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Laughlin/Bullhead City, Lake Havasu, Pahrump and Death Valley.

Due to cooler than normal May and lack of time to acclimate, heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke are more likely. Take precautions.

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UPDATE 12 A.M. JUNE 12: As the Las Vegas valley enters the second day of an Excessive Heat Warning issued by the National Weather Service, 13 Action News Meteorologist Dan Bronis predicts even warmer weather on Wednesday than Tuesday.

13 FIRST ALERT: Vegas valley enters second day of Excessive Heat Warning

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ORIGINAL STORY
It’s coming.

Excessive heat, that is. If you ask many Las Vegas locals, they will probably say that we’ve had an unusually cool year so far. Las Vegas had the snowiest winter since 2008 (with 0.8” of snow officially falling in February) and we just completed a much cooler than average May for the first time since 2011.

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That’s about to change though. The first Excessive Heat Warning of the year has been issued for Tuesday and Wednesday, and may be extended into Thursday.

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An Excessive Heat Warning means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The hot temperatures will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

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The National Weather Service is predicting that high temps will range from 104 to 107 on Tuesday and Wednesday for the Las Vegas area. Pahrump can expect highs between 103 and 107 for the same time period and it will be a very toasty 115 to 120 in Death Valley.

Highs will drop slightly on Thursday with a predicted high of 103. Friday and Saturday are looking even better with high temps of 100 and 99 respectively. Overnight lows will range between mid 70s to nearly 80 on Wednesday night/Thursday morning.

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Due to the excessive heat warnings for Tuesday and Wednesday, additional cooling stations will be available in addition to the summer day shelters, which are open every day all summer regardless of the outside temperature.

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