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Staying healthy during the hot weather

Posted at 11:13 PM, Apr 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 20:12:54-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The hot weather has arrived to the Las Vegas valley and we could see triple digits next week.

If this happens, it will make history as Las Vegas has never recorded a temperature of 100ºF or higher in the month of April.

According to the National Weather Service of Las Vegas it is expected to reach 101ºF on Wednesday.

“We have had a cooler than normal spring, we only hit 90 (degrees) twice, which was actually yesterday and on Thursday, so we've had that cool spring were people haven’t been able to acclimate and temperatures all of the sudden you know, are up to 100 degrees. You could get caught off guard," said meteorologist Barry Price.

Some people are already feeling the rising temperatures, regardless if they’re staying at home or not. Others prefer to visit popular recreational areas like Mount Charleston or Red Rock Canyon to cool off, even with the stay-at-home order in effect.

13 Action News spoke to some visitors to Mount Charleston who said that they were carrying extra water to keep hydrated.

To avoid getting heat stroke or heat exhaustion, it's important to prepare yourself for the hot weather, for example having enough drinking water, using sunscreen and wearing long sleeved shirts and hats.

If you are outside and don’t feel well, stop what you're doing and take a break.

“Definitely if you start feeling a little nauseated, are red in the face, maybe sweating a little more profusely than normal, those are some of the early signs of heat exhaustion, heat stroke. You should be finding yourself a cooler location, getting indoors, drinking those fluids, water, of course, and taking it easy," said Price.

If you’re staying at home, make sure your air conditioning and fans are working properly and stay hydrated.

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