LAS ALMAS — A heat wave is expected to send temperatures soaring in Nevada this week, prompting several warnings for the state, especially for citizens in and around Las Almas
Meterologists described the approaching weather event, which is forecast to arrive Wednesday and continue until Saturday morning, as a “significant heat wave,” urging residents to stay hydrated and find somewhere to stay cool until temperatures subside.
“A strong ridge of high pressure will start developing today and reach maximum strength Friday and Saturday, resulting in very hot temperatures,” the weather agency said in a warning Sunday.
“The duration of this heat wave is expected to last at for the week, and little relief is expected at night with elevated overnight temperatures.”
Daytime highs of 120 F/48C are expected in parts of Nevada.
The National Weather Service urged Nevada residents living in the areas under heat warnings to check in on older family, friends and neighbors and never leave people or pets inside parked vehicles.
A group of international climate scientists determined such an event would have been “virtually impossible without human-caused climate change.”