Regardless of where you come from, you are moving from a climate that is unlike the arid desert. It is both harsh and pleasant. The Mojave Desert offers a beautifully scenic landscape, from the famous Red Rock Canyon to the mountains surrounding the Las Vegas Valley, it truly is breathtaking scenery.
Las Vegas Climate
Southern Nevada is known for its wonderful spring, autumn and winter seasons with average temperatures around the 60’s and mostly clear skies. Snow is unlikely in the valley, but is known to accumulate at higher elevations around the edges of the valley and its mountain ranges. Both spring and autumn are considered ideal but occasionally gusty winds are known to blow through, and the temperatures are known to swing sharply. July and August are know to be the hottest part of the year and you will see temperatures climb into the 100’s, but the low humidity makes this a much easier climate to acclimate to.
Living in the Desert
Staying hydrated in the desert is of utmost importance and will ensure that you and members of your family are safe from desert heat. Also be aware of sun exposure; even a short time under the blistering desert sun can lead to sunburn and in some cases even heat stroke. Be prepared and keep a sun shade or umbrella if you are going to be outdoors in the sun for long periods of time. Most importantly you should always apply sunscreen and reapply throughout extended exposure periods to lessen the risk of sun related cancers.
Care for Children
Children are more susceptible to sun exposure than adults, so stay particularly attentive to their needs. Make sure they drink plenty of water, cover up whenever possible, and apply sunscreen. Protecting as much skin as possible and ensuring they drink plenty of water will lessen their risks of sunstroke, dehydration and skin cancers.
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