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Forecast of ‘dangerously hot’ temperatures triggers warning for southern Utah

By Joseph Witham, St. George News | Posted - Jul 23rd, 2018 @ 8:46am



ST. GEORGE — As southern Utahns are making plans for the week, officials want to advise them that temperature estimates in the 110s during the middle portion of this week have triggered an excessive heat warning for southern Utah, Arizona and Nevada.

The warning was issued by the National Weather Service and is in effect from 11 a.m. MDT Tuesday to Thursday at 10 p.m. MDT.

The National Weather Service describes this week’s forecasted temperatures as “dangerously hot.” Illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke will be possible for people recreating outdoors, as well as those who do not have air conditioning and other heat-sensitive groups, such as young children, the elderly and those with chronic ailments.

In Washington County, areas affected by the heat warning include St. George and surrounding communities in Utah’s Dixie as well as Zion National Park. In southeastern Utah, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area/Lake Powell is affected, including the city of Bullfrog.

In an advisory, the National Weather Service says high temperatures of 105-110 are expected with lows around 80, bringing little in the way of overnight relief.

Read the entire article at St. George News.

Check the weather forecast for all of Utah here.

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