Get ready to hunker down cool during excessive heat wave

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ST. GEORGE — An already hot summer is expected to reach even higher temperatures in Utah’s Dixie Thursday and Friday according to the National Weather Service’s excessive heat warning for Washington County issued for Thursday and Friday.

An excessive heat warning has been issued for Washington County | Image courtesy of National Weather Service, St. George News
Dots denote areas subject to and excessive heat warning issued for Thursday and Friday in Washington County, Utah, July 27, 2016 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service, St. George News

Affected area

Utah’s Dixie and Zion National Park


Daytime highs are expected to be between 110 – 113 degrees with overnight lows dropping to around 80 degrees.

Impacts, precautions

This period of excessive heat will increase the threat of heat-related illnesses.

An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids. Stay in air-conditioned rooms. Stay out of the sun. Be sure to check on relatives and neighbors.

Read more about heat exhaustion, heat stroke and dehydration, dangers and preventions: Here comes the heat; time to get prepared


The Service has also issued a hazardous weather outlook forecasting increasing moisture with thunderstorms developing across Southwest Utah Friday afternoon and increasing in areal coverage into northern and eastern Utah Saturday through Sunday.

Thunderstorms will likely be dry initially, producing strong gusty outflow winds. Fire weather precautions are urged.

Read more: Hazardous weather: Above-normal temperatures, thunderstorms likely

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  • Chris July 28, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Perfect timin’ for my visit. See ya Sunday! Are Speedos appropriate WhyMart attire?

    • ladybugavenger July 28, 2016 at 10:55 am

      Absolutely! Wear your speedos to WalMart, everyone’s doing it LMBO!

      • .... July 29, 2016 at 6:55 pm

        While you’re at Wal-Mart grab some Cheetos and Coke ! ☆☆☆☆☆

    • DB July 28, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      Absolutely! Just Google ‘Walmartians’ to access images of appropriate attire, especially in this heat.

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