Forecasters issue heat advisory for Sunday

Sunflowers seek the morning sun in Genoa on Friday in this photo by resident Joyce Hollister.

Sunflowers seek the morning sun in Genoa on Friday in this photo by resident Joyce Hollister.


Temperatures are expected to hit the century mark on Sunday for the sixth time this summer in Carson Valley.

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a heat advisory for 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. covering most of Western Nevada.

Forecasters are urging residents to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room and stay out of the sun.

“Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside,” forecasters said. “When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.”

Never leave young children and pets unattended in vehicles.

While nine degrees over the average temperature for Aug. 15, it’s not record-breaking. According to National Weather Service records, the record high temperature for the day was 102 degrees set during the 2008 heat wave.

The average high temperature for Minden during the month of August so far is 94.5 degrees, almost 4 degrees off the record 98.2 degrees set in 1990.

July 2021 was the third warmest in 115 years of record-keeping in Minden. The mean average temperature during the month was 74.2 degrees, short of the 76.2 degrees.

On Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that July 2021 was Earth’s hottest month on record.

Weather Service records indicate that July 2021 was the 13th hottest in the contiguous United States, tying with 1954 and 2003.

June 2021 was only a half a degree off the record for being the warmest in Minden. The record mean average temperature for the month was set in 1921 at 69 degrees, compared to 68.5 degrees, making June 2021, the second warmest on record.


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