Excessive Heat Warning – June 25th, 2013

June 25th, 2013

Excessive Heat Warning

Extreme Heat

DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED LATER THIS WEEK AND WEEKEND…

LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY AZ-WEST CENTRAL DESERTS-

NORTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-GREATER PHOENIX AREA-

SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS-

YUMA/MARTINEZ LAKE AND VICINITY-SOUTHWEST DESERTS-

SOUTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-

NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY-

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK-LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY CA-

RIVERSIDE COUNTY/EASTERN DESERTS-IMPERIAL COUNTY-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…EHRENBERG…PARKER…QUARTZSITE…

SALOME…BUCKEYE…NEW RIVER…WICKENBURG…MESA…PHOENIX…

GLOBE…MIAMI…SAN CARLOS…SUPERIOR…TOP-OF-THE-WORLD…

FORTUNA FOOTHILLS…YUMA…TACNA…WELLTON…GILA BEND…

APACHE JUNCTION…CASA GRANDE…FLORENCE…

COTTONWOOD VISITOR CENTER…BLYTHE…CHIRIACO SUMMIT…

DESERT CENTER…BRAWLEY…CALEXICO…EL CENTRO

…EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING…

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA…LOWER DESERTS OF ARIZONA AND SOUTHEAST

CALIFORNIA…AS WELL AS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS EAST OF PHOENIX…AND

OVER JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK.

* TEMPERATURE…AFTERNOON HIGHS BETWEEN 115-119 ARE EXPECTED ACROSS

THE LOWER DESERTS…AND HIGHS BETWEEN 102-108 IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* IMPACTS…EXCEEDINGLY HIGH TEMPERATURES CAN CA– USE 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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

PLAN YOUR DAY AND MAKE PLANS TO STAY COOL. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF WORKING OR SPENDING TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE…RESCHEDULE AND LIMIT STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNINGS OR EVENINGS. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. IF POSSIBLE WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHES…AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. WEAR A WIDE-BRIMMED HAT TO KEEP YOUR HEAD AND BODY COOL. 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.

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