Excessive heat warning follows hottest July on record
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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Forecasters are warning residents in the Las Vegas Valley to prepare for temperatures exceeding 110 degrees this week. The forecast comes following the hottest July on record for the contiguous united States.
FOX5 meteorologist Les Krifaton said an area of high pressure would set in early Wednesday for southern Nevada that would dry the region and raise temperatures.
After that, the area should see highs of at least 111 degrees.
The NWS recommended early preventative measures to deal with the heat, including avoiding alcohol and caffeine and strenuous activity during the heat of the day.
The National Weather Service announced Wednesday that July was the hottest month on record for the U.S. since July of 1936. The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. was 77.6 degrees this July, up 3.3 degrees from the average during the 20th century.
NWS data showed Wednesday that the U.S. was experiencing the warmest first 7 months of the year since record keeping began in 1895. It was also the warmest 12 month period.
Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on the weather in the Las Vegas area. You can get the latest conditions on FOX5Vegas.com/weather.
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