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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
424 AM MST FRI APR 11 2014

AZZ020>028-CAZ030>033-112300-
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...BOUSE...QUARTZSITE...
SALOME...BUCKEYE...LAKE PLEASANT...MORRISTOWN...NEW RIVER...
TONOPAH...WICKENBURG...CAREFREE...CAVE CREEK...CHANDLER...
FOUNTAIN HILLS...GILBERT...GLENDALE...MESA...PEORIA...PHOENIX...
SCOTTSDALE...SUN CITY...TEMPE...GLOBE...MIAMI...SAN CARLOS...
SUPERIOR...TOP-OF-THE-WORLD...ALSO INCLUDING APACHE...BARTLETT...
CANYON...HORSESHOE...ROOSEVELT...AND SAGUARO LAKES...
FORTUNA FOOTHILLS...SAN LUIS...SOMERTON...YUMA...DATELAND...TACNA...
WELLTON...GILA BEND...APACHE JUNCTION...CASA GRANDE...COOLIDGE...
FLORENCE...COTTONWOOD VISITOR CENTER...KEYS VIEW...LOST HORSE...
BLYTHE...CHIRIACO SUMMIT...DESERT CENTER...EAGLE MOUNTAIN...
BRAWLEY...CALEXICO...EL CENTRO...GLAMIS...IMPERIAL...
AND THE SALTON SEA
424 AM MST FRI APR 11 2014 /424 AM PDT FRI APR 11 2014/

...ONE MORE DAY OF HOT DESERT TEMPERATURES...

HIGH PRESSURE AND VERY DRY AIR ACROSS THE DESERT SOUTHWEST WILL ONCE
AGAIN ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO RISE TO WELL ABOVE NORMAL VALUES TODAY.
ALTHOUGH INCREASING HIGH CLOUDINESS WILL LIKELY HOLD TEMPERATURES
DOWN A BIT...HIGHS ARE STILL EXPECTED TO REACH THE LOW TO MID 90S
AROUND THE PHOENIX AREA...AND INTO THE UPPER 90S AROUND YUMA...EL
CENTRO...AND BLYTHE. WHILE VERY WARM...TEMPERATURES TODAY WILL REMAIN
SLIGHTLY BELOW RECORD LEVELS.

TEMPERATURES ARE THEN EXPECTED TO RETREAT INTO THE UPPER 80S TO NEAR 90
THIS WEEKEND AS AN UPPER LOW CENTER MOVES INLAND INTO THE DESERT
SOUTHWEST. WHILE NOT AS WARM...TEMPERATURES EAST OF PHOENIX AROUND
GLOBE AS WELL AS IN PARTS OF JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ARE ALSO
EXPECTED TO CLIMB INTO THE LOW TO MID 80S ON FRIDAY AS WELL.

WHILE IT IS NOT UNCOMMON TO SEE TEMPERATURES THIS WARM IN EARLY
APRIL...IT IS THE FIRST STRETCH OF HOT WEATHER SINCE LAST YEAR.
REMEMBER TO STAY HYDRATED AND TRY TO LIMIT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES TO
EARLY IN THE MORNING OR EARLY EVENING. TAKE THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS
IF YOU MUST BE OUTSIDE DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS AND BE AWARE OF
THE SIGNS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION OR HEAT STROKE.

STAY UP-TO-DATE ON THE LATEST FORECASTS BY LISTENING TO WEATHER RADIO
ON THE PUBLIC SERVICE BAND. MORE DETAILED INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE
FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX ON THE INTERNET AT

WEATHER.GOV/PHOENIX

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