Heat wave receding, record highs reached

KINGMAN – The extreme heat wave has ended and temperatures are expected to return to normal levels for the rest of the week, the National Weather Service reported Monday.

Dangerous heat levels continued through the weekend with a record of 112 degrees on Saturday, tapering off to an expected high of 104 on Monday and 100 on Tuesday.

The forecast calls for temperatures in the high 90s for the rest of the week, getting back to triple digits by the weekend. There’s no chance of rain, and winds will be mostly from the southwest at 14-21 mph.

The National Weather Service reported records of 111 degrees and 113 degrees, respectively, for Monday (June 19) and Tuesday (June 20).

Temperatures remained in the 115-120 range along the Colorado River Valley.

Kingman and Golden Valley hadn’t been getting much relief at night with overnight lows in the 80s, but that’s going to change this week as lows drop into the mid-60s.

There’s still a risk of heat-related conditions such as dehydration and hyperthermia. Heat cramps are also common. Never leave children or pets in hot vehicles. Heat is the No. 1 weather-related killer in Mohave County.