Record Heat Possible This Weekend

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Enjoy the weather Thursday because it is going to get HOT this weekend! We're expecting high temperatures in the mid 90s east of the divide on Friday, and temperatures in the upper 90s to even...over 100 on Saturday and Sunday! Many high temperature records are likely to be tied or broken.  Southwest flow will increase on Friday...bringing windy conditions to the southern and central portions of the state, as well as draw in more dry air from the four corners region.

Following are the record highs for selected cities in the area this weekend.


Friday, June 22 98 Friday, June 22 97
Saturday, June 23 101 Saturday, June 23 100
Sunday, June 24 102 Sunday, June 24 99
  RIVERTON (town) 
Friday, June 22 99 Friday, June 22 92
Saturday, June 23 100 Saturday, June 23 96
Sunday, June 24 101 Sunday, June 24 95
Friday, June 22 98 Friday, June 22 94
Saturday, June 23 105 Saturday, June 23 97
Sunday, June 24 102 Sunday, June 24 96
Friday, June 22 98 Friday, June 22 78
Saturday, June 23 101 Saturday, June 23 76
Sunday, June 24 101 Sunday, June 24 73


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Be sure to "Beat the Heat, Check the Backseat" - never leave kids or pets in a parked car. Always give the car seat a second look before you leave your lock your car up. 


Child Safety Tips

  • Make sure your child's safety seat and safety belt buckles aren't too hot before securing your child in a safety restraint system, especially when your car has been parked in the heat.
  • Never leave your child unattended in a vehicle, even with the windows down.
  • Teach children not to play in, on, or around cars.
  • Always lock car doors and trunks--even at home--and keep keys out of children's reach.
  • Always make sure all children have left the car when you reach your destination. Don't leave sleeping infants in the car ever!

Adult Heat Wave Safety Tips

  • Slow down. Reduce, eliminate or reschedule strenuous activities until the Thermometer reads 110 degreescoolest time of the day. Children, seniors and anyone with health problems should stay in the coolest available place, not necessarily indoors.
  • Dress for summer. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight.
  • Put less fuel on your inner fires. Foods, like meat and other proteins that increase metabolic heat production also increase water loss.
  • Drink plenty of water, non-alcoholic and decaffeinated fluids. Your body needs water to keep cool. Drink plenty of fluids even if you don't feel thirsty. Persons who have epilepsy or heart, kidney or liver disease, are on fluid restrictive diets or have a problem with fluid retention should consult a physician before increasing their consumption of fluids. Do not drink alcoholic beverages and limit caffeinated beverages.
  • During excessive heat periods, spend more time in air-conditioned places. Air conditioning in homes and other buildings markedly reduces danger from the heat. If you cannot afford an air conditioner, go to a library, store or other location with air conditioning for part of the day.
  • Don't get too much sun. Sunburn reduces your body's ability to dissipate heat.
  • Do not take salt tablets unless specified by a physician.


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