Imperial

Excessive Heat Watch:

Issued at: 3:08 am PDT on May 31, 2016/, expires at: 8:00 PM PDT on June 05, 2016
  • ...Excessive heat watch remains in effect from Friday morning through Sunday evening...
  • affected area...the lower deserts of southwest and south- central Arizona and southeast California.
  • Temperature...highs 109 to 115 degrees. Saturday likely the hottest day.
  • Impacts...heat related illness will be likely for those doing strenuous activity outdoors...or those with health conditions that do not have adequate access to air conditioning. If untreated...some illness events could be fatal. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Never leave kids or pets unattended in cars. Drink more water than usual and avoid alcohol...sugar...and caffeine. When outdoors...wear light colored clothing and a wide-brimmed hat to keep your head and body cooler. Take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Public places with air conditioning include libraries...community centers...government buildings...malls...and special Refuge stations. Recognize the signs and symptoms of heat illness. Early symptoms include things such as headache...thirst...and muscle cramps. Serious symptoms include weakness...skin that is cool to the touch...fast but weak pulse...nausea...and fainting. Severe symptoms include hot and red dry skin...fast and strong pulse... sweating that has stopped...and unconsciousness. Untreated heat illness can lead to fatal heat stroke. Stay cool...stay hydrated...stay informed.

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