Excessive Heat Warning:

Issued at: 4:20 am PDT on July 28, 2016/, expires at: 11:00 PM PDT on July 28, 2016
  • ...Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 11 PM MST /11 PM PDT/ this evening...
  • affected area...southeast California and the lower Colorado River valley. Especially the cities of el centro...Blythe... and Parker.
  • Temperature...afternoon highs near 115 with overnight lows only in the middle to upper 80s.
  • Impacts...an increase in heat related illness and hospital visits are likely. Prolonged exposure to this type of heat 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.

Heat Advisory:

Issued at: 3:23 am PDT on July 28, 2016, expires at: 8:00 PM PDT on July 28, 2016
  • ...Heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM PDT this evening...
  • forecast high temperatures for today... high deserts...apple and Lucerne valleys: 105 to 110. Coachella Valley and Anza Borrego desert: 110 to 117.
  • Impacts...over exposure to heat could lead to heat illness especially for people at risk...including the elderly and children. Pets are also at risk. 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. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency - call 9 1 1. Jmb

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