Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Record-Breaking Heat Impacting Southern Nevada Infrastructure

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...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PDT SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Hot daytime temperatures near 105 degrees and limited
overnight cooling with morning lows in the mid 60s to mid 70s
through this week will result in a prolonged period of Major
HeatRisk and heat health impacts.

* WHERE...Northern Washoe County, Western Nevada Basin and Range
including Pyramid Lake, Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area, and
Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties.

* WHEN...Until 9 AM PDT Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Heat related illnesses increase significantly during
extreme heat events, particularly for those working or
participating in outdoor activities.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The warmest night of the week will be Friday
night as moisture arrives and cloud cover limits cooling.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of
the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Do not leave
children and pets in unattended vehicles. Car interiors will reach
lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in
shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat
should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an
emergency! Call 9 1 1.

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