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Excessive Heat Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Phoenix AZ
226 AM MST Mon Jun 26 2017

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

AZZ531>551-553>556-559-270300-
/O.CON.KPSR.EH.W.0003.000000T0000Z-170627T0300Z/
Kofa-Yuma-Central La Paz-Aguila Valley-Southeast Yuma County-
Gila River Valley-Northwest Valley-Tonopah Desert-Gila Bend-
Buckeye/Avondale-Cave Creek/New River-Deer Valley-Central Phoenix-
North Phoenix/Glendale-New River Mesa-Scottsdale/Paradise Valley-
Rio Verde/Salt River-East Valley-Fountain Hills/East Mesa-
South Mountain/Ahwatukee-Southeast Valley/Queen Creek-
Northwest Pinal County-West Pinal County-
Apache Junction/Gold Canyon-Tonto Basin-
Sonoran Desert Natl Monument-
Including the cities of Palm Canyon, Yuma, Fortuna Foothills,
Brenda, Harcuvar, Quartzsite, Vicksburg, Vicksburg Junction,
Salome, Aguila, Gladden, Wickenburg, Ligurta, Circle City,
Surprise, Wittmann, Beardsley, Sun City West, Arlington,
Hassayampa, Tonopah, Wintersburg, Gila Bend, Sentinel, Avondale,
Cashion, Goodyear, Liberty, Scottsdale, Peoria, Phoenix,
Paradise Valley, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Gilbert, Fountain Hills,
Sun Lakes, Queen Creek, Casa Grande, Cactus Forest, Florence,
Coolidge, Apache Junction, and Punkin Center
226 AM MST Mon Jun 26 2017 /226 AM PDT Mon Jun 26 2017/

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST /8 PM
PDT/ THIS EVENING...

* AFFECTED AREA...Portions of south-central and west-central
  Arizona, including metro Phoenix and Yuma.

* TEMPERATURE...Highs 112 to 115 degrees.

* IMPACTS...A major increase in the potential for heat related
  illness and even death. Those working or exercising outdoors
  during the daytime, the elderly, and those without access to
  adequate air conditioning will be most at risk.

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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