Heat moves into the danger zone

Warning signs for heat exhaustion listed

Honeybees line up for a drink of water at a birdbath during the current heat spell. High temperatures are expected to stay in triple digits through Wednesday.

Photo by JC Amberlyn.

Honeybees line up for a drink of water at a birdbath during the current heat spell. High temperatures are expected to stay in triple digits through Wednesday.

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Tom Murphy waters and checks on plants at the Lingenfelter Center Storage Center in Kingman Thursday. JC AMBERLYN/Miner

KINGMAN - The National Weather Service has upgraded the excessive heat watch to an excessive heat warning through 11 p.m. Monday.

High pressure over Mohave County, southeast California, and southern Nevada is expected to bring temperatures above 105 degrees in the Kingman area, with a high of 106 expected on Saturday afternoon. Temperatures in the Colorado River Valley are expected to peak between 111 and 118.

From the National Weather Service: "An excessive heat warning is issued when temperatures are forecast to reach dangerous levels that will stress the body if precautions are not taken.

"Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible, and drink plenty of water."

The Center for Disease Control identifies the symptoms of heat exhaustion as:

• heavy sweating

• weakness

• cold, pale, and clammy skin

• fast, weak pulse

• nausea or vomiting

• fainting

Anyone showing these symptoms should move to a cooler location, lie down, and sip water.

If vomiting continues, or if a person is showing a rapid and strong pulse and has hot, red, dry or moist skin, these may be symptoms of heat stroke and a person should call 911 immediately.