Triple Digit Heat Means Excessive Heat Watch for Saturday


The region is under an excessive heat watch this Saturday. The Reno national weather service says dangerously hot temperatures ranging from 100F to 105F are expected over the holiday weekend, with well above average overnight low temperatures of 65F to 70F. Without much overnight recovery, temperatures will reach or exceed daily records in many places through the holiday. Stay cool by drinking plenty of fluids, staying in an air-conditioned room, taking advantage of cooler shopping or entertainment areas, staying out of the sun during the hottest period of the day, and checking up on your relatives and neighbors who are heat vulnerable. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles. Car interiors in hot weather can reach lethal temperatures in minutes. With this extended period of hot and dry conditions, the weather service adds this may be a precursor to increased fire weather risk for the region. As the temperatures subside, a return of either increased winds or thunderstorms is likely, unfortunately right on the heels of a very dry, hot period drying out the fuels. Tentatively, the next period of potentially widespread critical fire weather
conditions may occur around the middle of next week.