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“Life-threatening” Heat Wave Developing in SW U.S.

Posted by feww on June 27, 2013

Potentially deadly heat wave forecast for SE California, S Nevada and Most of Arizona

An extended period of Excessive Heat is forecast for Friday through Monday as a significant heat wave develops across much of the Southwest U.S. with record-setting and life-threatening heat forecast into next week, NWS reported.

An Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect from 11 am PDT (11 am MST)  Friday to 8 pm PDT (8pm MST) Monday for portions of southern Nevada, southeast California and northwest Arizona for elevations below 6000 feet, said NWS.

  • Excessive Heat Warnings are also in effect in eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas.
  • Excessive Heat Watches and Heat Advisories have been issued for other areas. See below.

us weather hazmap 27jun13
U.S. Weather Hazards Map – June 27, 2013. Dangerously Hot Temperatures are expected across much of the region resulting from a strong area of high pressure across the western United States Friday through Monday. Source: NWS

Expected High Temperatures

  • Las Vegas (Mccarran International Airport):  114 to 117 degrees
  • Mesquite And The Colorado River Valley:  118 to 125 degrees
  • Pahrump:  111 to 114
  • Barstow:  114 to 118
  • Morongo Basin:  110 to 115
  • Kingman:  108 to 112
  • Bishop:  106 to 108
  • Caliente:  105 to 108
  • Death Valley:  126 to 129  (52.2ºC to 53.9ºC)

Excessive Heat Warnings

Excessive Heat Warnings have been issued for the following areas:

Northwest Plateau-Lake Havasu And Fort Mohave-Northwest Deserts- Lake Mead National Recreation Area-Eastern Sierra Slopes- Owens Valley-White Mountains Of Inyo County- Death Valley National Park-Western Mojave Desert- Eastern Mojave Desert-Morongo Basin-Cadiz Basin- San Bernardino County-Upper Colorado River Valley- Esmeralda And Central Nye County-Lincoln County-Northeast Clark County-Western Clark And Southern Nye County- Sheep Range-Spring Mountains-Red Rock Canyon-Las Vegas Valley- Southern Clark County- Including Colorado City, Pipe Spring National Monument, Tuweep, Mt Trumbull, Lake Havasu, Desert Hills, Topock, Kingman, Golden Valley, Dolan Springs, Valentine, Wikieup, Yucca, Bullhead City, Mohave Valley, Aspendell, Whitney Portal, Bishop,  Independence, Lone Pine, Olancha, Furnace Creek, Shoshone, Barstow,  Daggett, Fort Irwin, Baker, Mountain Pass, Mitchell Caverns, Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, Twentynine Palms, Vidal Junction, Needles, Beatty, Goldfield, Silver Peak, Dyer, Caliente, Pioche, Panaca, Hiko, Alamo, Rachel, Mesquite, Overton, Moapa, Pahrump, Indian Springs, Desert Rock,  Amargosa Valley, The Town Of Mt Charleston, Red Rock, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Summerlin, Nellis, Mountains Edge, Seven Hills, Blue Diamond, Hoover Dam, Laughlin, Primm, Searchlight, and Cal-Nev-Ari.

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