Las Vegas is Known for it’s heat. It is after all a desert, but what exactly is an excessive heat warning, and how should you deal with it as a local or vacationer?
The national Weather Service has Issued the following warning for Las Vegas locals, and travelers.
An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. Hot temperatures will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an Air-conditioned room, stay out of the Sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
If you plan to be outside, avoid prolonged exposure or strenuous physical activity. Your body can lose up to a gallon of water an hour through perspiration, so drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Alcoholic and caffeinated beverages should be avoided because they can increase the rate of water loss in your body, increasing the risk of heat exhaustion or stroke. Wear light weight, light colored, loose fitting clothing. Wear a hat to shield yourself from the sunshine and use a sunscreen to reduce the risk of sunburn.
The biggest thing that gets our eager travelers in this heat is dehydration. During these extremely hot times we forget to drink enough water. When the casinos are giving free drinks to everyone all day we often don’t realize we are too far gone before its too late. Please remember to drink a glass of water in-between adult beverages during these extreme heat warnings. You don’t want to ruin your vacation with an emergency room trip!
We recommend that you stay inside during the hottest parts of the day (generally 2pm-7pm) and fortunately for Vegas there is plenty to do inside!
catch a movie, or spend a little more time at the tables or slots. This should be your ideal gambling time.
Or as we know, most of the action happens at night anyway, so take a nice nap during those scorching hours!
So stay hydrated and stay safe! It really is a desert out there!!