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HEAT ADVISORY for June 13 - 19

 

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Phoenix AZ

Northwest Valley-Buckeye/Avondale-Cave Creek/New River- Deer Valley-Central Phoenix-North Phoenix/Glendale- Scottsdale/Paradise Valley-East Valley-Fountain Hills/East Mesa- South Mountain/Ahwatukee-Southeast Valley/Queen Creek- Northwest Pinal County- Including the cities of Circle City, Surprise, Wittmann, Beardsley, Sun City West, Avondale, Cashion, Goodyear, Liberty, Scottsdale, Peoria, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Gilbert, Fountain Hills, Sun Lakes, Queen Creek, Casa Grande, Florence, and Coolidge

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM SUNDAY TO 8 PM MST SATURDAY... 

  • WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions. Afternoon temperatures 110 to 118 expected.
  • WHERE...Portions of south-central Arizona.
  • WHEN...From 10 AM Sunday to 8 PM MST Saturday.
  • IMPACTS...Very High Heat Risk. Increase in heat-related illnesses, including heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke. Heatstroke can lead to death.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a period of very hot temperatures, even by local standards, will occur. Actions should be taken to lessen the impact of the extreme heat.

Stay indoors and seek air-conditioned buildings. Drink water, more than usual, and avoid dehydrating alcoholic, sugary, or caffeinated drinks. Dress for the heat - lightweight and light-colored clothing. Eat small meals and eat more often. Monitor those with a higher vulnerability to heat, including small children. Check-in on family, friends, and neighbors, especially the elderly. If engaging in outdoor activity, take longer and more frequent breaks and avoid the hottest parts of the day. Never leave kids or pets unattended in cars.

Public cooling shelters are available in some areas. Consult county officials for more details, which may include guidance for proper social distancing measures.

Recognize the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness. Early signs include thirst and muscle cramps. Heat exhaustion may include cool, moist, pale skin; headache; dizziness; weakness or exhaustion; nausea. The most serious illness is heat stroke, which may include: vomiting; confusion; throbbing headache; decreased alertness or loss of consciousness; high body temperature (above 105F); hot, dry skin; rapid, weak pulse; rapid, shallow breathing; seizures.

Heatstroke can be DEADLY. Treat as an emergency and call 911.

Information source: https://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=psr&wwa=excessive heat warning 

Additional heat safety tips can be found at: Heat Safety | Maricopa County Parks & Recreation

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