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Cooling stations open for weekend's expected record heat


The heat wave expected for this weekend was upgraded to an excessive heat warning Wednesday morning.

The alert was updated in anticipation of the weekend temperatures tying or exceeding the all-time record high for McCarran International Airport, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Barry Pierce.

The hottest temperature on record in Las Vegas from the official weather site at the airport is 117 degrees, Pierce said.

The heat wave begins Wednesday with temperatures of 106 degrees, Thursday with 110 degrees and Friday with 114 degrees.

Weekend temperatures are expected to break the record of 115 degrees set in 1994 with forecasts of 116 degrees on Saturday and 117 degrees on Sunday.

Due to the extreme heat, additional cooling stations will open for people to stay out of the heat and hydrate as part of the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition’s Inclement Weather Shelter Program.

The cooling stations will be open from Friday until Monday.

The new cooling stations are in addition to three stations that are open daily for the summer.

The daily summer locations are:

-- Catholic Charities at 1511 Las Vegas Blvd. N. This location is for men only, and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

-- The Salvation Army at 31 W. Owens Ave. in North Las Vegas. This location is for adults only, and is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

-- The Shade Tree at 1 W. Owens Ave. in North Las Vegas. This location is for women and children only, and is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Additional locations for the weekend:

-- Black Mountain Recreation Center at 599 Greenway Road in Henderson. The center will be open 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

-- Cambridge Recreation Center at 3930 Cambridge St. The center will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

-- Dula Gymnasium at 441 E. Bonanza Road. The gym will be open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

-- Hollywood Recreation Center at 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd. The center will be open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

-- Islamic Society of Nevada at 4730 E. Desert Inn Road. The building will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sunday.

-- Pearson Community Center at 1625 W. Carey Ave. The center will be open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Friday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

-- Reconciliation Apostolic Ministries at 1401 N. Decatur Blvd. The center will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday.

-- Stupak Community Center at 251 W. Boston Ave. The center will be open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

-- Valley View Recreation Center at 500 Harris St. at Basic Road in Henderson. The center will be open 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

-- Walnut Recreation Center at 3075 N. Walnut Ave. The center will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

To find the nearest cooling station, people seeking shade can dial 211 from any phone, or visit www.helphopehome.org.

Contact Rochel Leah Goldblatt at rgoldblatt@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381.

 

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