Excessive Heat Warning:

Issued at: 2:48 am PDT on July 23, 2014/, expires at: 8:00 PM PDT on July 24, 2014
  • ...Excessive heat warning remains in effect from 10 am MST /10 am PDT/ this morning to 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ Thursday... An excessive heat warning remains in effect from 10 am MST /10 am PDT/ this morning to 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ Thursday.
  • Affected area...the greater Phoenix metropolitan area...the southwest and west-central deserts in Arizona including Parker... Yuma...Tacna...Gila Bend and Coolidge. The lower deserts in southeast California including the Imperial Valley...and the cities of el centro and Blythe.
  • Temperature...afternoon temperatures Wednesday and Thursday will range from 112 to 118 degrees across the lower deserts. Overnight lows will be very warm...in the upper 80s to low 90s at the warmest urban sites.
  • Impacts...exceedingly high temperatures can cause heat related illness...including death...more easily than an average Summer day. Those working or playing outdoors...and those without air conditioning are most vulnerable. Even healthy individuals are at risk in these conditions. 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.

Heat Advisory:

Issued at: 8:58 PM PDT on July 22, 2014, expires at: 9:00 PM PDT on July 25, 2014
  • ...Heat advisory remains in effect from 11 am Thursday to 9 PM PDT Friday... A heat advisory remains in effect from 11 am Thursday to 9 PM PDT Friday.
  • Temperature...111 to 116 in the Coachella Valley and San Diego County deserts. 100 to 106 in the inland Empire...and 93 to 105 in the San Diego...Riverside and San Bernardino County mountains.
  • Impacts...hot weather can be stressful for people and animals if proper precautions are not taken. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Never leave kids or pets unattended in cars.


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