A high pressure system over the Las Vegas area began to weaken on Saturday as winds of nearly 50 km / h blew and the record heat eased somewhat.
The maximum temperature reached 108 at McCarran International Airport, one degree less than the 2016 record.
“The high pressure will weaken and temperatures will drop by Tuesday to the mid-1990s,” said meteorologist Andy Gorelow.
An excessive heat warning will continue to apply to parts of the area to this day, with several records in jeopardy again. #cawx #nvwx #azwx pic.twitter.com/X8dx0MdrwD
– NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) June 5, 2021
The overheating warning that started in the middle of the week has been extended to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
The Friday high at McCarran set the daily record with 109.
Death Valley reached 117 on Saturday.
The winds increased shortly after noon on Saturday and reached gusts until 4:45 p.m. in the mid-1920s. McCarran’s high was 102 before 11 a.m. and hit 108 just before 5 p.m.
The Sunday high should be around 104, with a 98 expected for Monday and a 95 for Tuesday.
Fire warning on Saturday
On Saturday, the weather service warned both of them a red flag of an increased risk of fire. The red flag warning starts on Sunday at noon and lasts until Monday 8 p.m. The fire station runs from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday evening.
“A prolonged period of strong south to south-westerly winds combined with low relative humidity will result in critical fire weather conditions in much of southern Nevada and northwestern Arizona from Sunday to Wednesday,” the warning said.
Call 911 if you suspect heat stroke or exhaustion
The high temperatures increase the likelihood of heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Such conditions warrant a call to 911 for help.
On Tuesday afternoon, Clark County officials opened daytime cooling stations at community and recreational centers in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, and at Catholic charities in downtown.
Two centers are also open in Laughlin, where temperatures could reach 111-115 degrees along the Colorado River.
Talc cooling stations
– Walnut Recreation Center, 3075 N. Walnut Road (south of E. Cheyenne Avenue) Las Vegas Phone: (702) 455-8402 Hours of Operation: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm MF.
– Pearson Community Center, 1625 West Carey Avenue (west of N. Martin Luther King Blvd), Las Vegas, Tel: (702) 455-1220, Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. MF.
– Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Road (east of Pacific Avenue), Henderson, Tel: (702) 267-4040 Hours of Operation: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm MF.
– Catholic Charities, 1511 North Las Vegas Blvd (near Foremaster Lane), Las Vegas, Tel: (702) 385-2662, Hours: 12:00 PM-3:00PM daily.
– Hollywood Recreation Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd, (north of American Beauty Ave), Las Vegas, Tel: (702) 455-0566, Hours: 6:00 am to 8:00 pm MF.
– Cambridge Recreation Center, 3930 Cambridge Street, (north of E. Flamingo Blvd), Las Vegas, Tel: (702) 455-7169, Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. MF.
– Whitney Recreation Center, 5712 E. Missouri Avenue, (south of Tropicana Blvd and west of Boulder Hwy), Las Vegas Phone: (702) 455-7576, Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. MF.
– SHARE Village (Daily Hydration Only), 50 N. 21st Street (east of E Charleston Blvd), Las Vegas, Tel: (702) 222-1680, Hours: 6:00 am-7:00am Breakfast Kitchen, 8:00 am- 10:00 am grocery store.
– Downtown Senior Center (Age 50+), 27 E. Texas Avenue (near E. Army Street), Henderson, Tel: (702) 267-4150, Hours of Operation: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. MF.
– Courtyard Homeless Resource Center, 1401 Las Vegas Blvd. North (entrance at 310 Foremaster Lane), Las Vegas, Phone: (702) 229-6117, Hours of Operation: 24 hours every day.
– Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Road, Henderson, open Saturdays from 9am to 3pm, closed on Sundays, and open from 11am to 6pm on Mondays. Call 702-267-4040.
Cooling stations outside the valley
– In Laughlin: American Legion Richard Springston Post 60, 1510 Bruce Woodbury Drive, open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on days with temperatures above 112 degrees. An outdoor cooling area will be open to pets on a leash or in a pet carrier, but pets are not allowed inside the building. Call 702-299-1510.
– Colorado River Food Bank, 240 Laughlin Civic Drive, Laughlin, 89029, Phone: (702) 298-9220, Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m.-2: 45 p.m. Mon-Fri.
In a Twitter post, the weather service advised people to drink plenty of water, limit the time outside to the cooler times of the day, and wear light, breathable clothing.
“Anyone who is overwhelmed by heat should be moved to a cool and shady place,” the warning read, advising a call to 911 for help for those who might be suffering from heat stroke.
The Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross shared the following memories:
– Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles.
– Use a buddy system if you work in excessive heat and take frequent breaks if you have to work outdoors.
– Check out family, friends, and neighbors who don’t have air conditioning, spend a lot of time alone, or are more likely to be affected by the heat.
– Check the animals frequently to make sure they are not suffering from the heat.
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