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Excessive Heat Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
159 AM MST SAT JUL 23 2016

AZZ020-021-025-026-CAZ031>033-232300-
/O.CON.KPSR.EH.W.0004.000000T0000Z-160724T0700Z/
LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY AZ-WEST CENTRAL DESERTS-
YUMA/MARTINEZ LAKE AND VICINITY-SOUTHWEST DESERTS-
LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY CA-RIVERSIDE COUNTY/EASTERN DESERTS-
IMPERIAL COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EHRENBERG...PARKER...BOUSE...
QUARTZSITE...SALOME...FORTUNA FOOTHILLS...SAN LUIS...SOMERTON...
YUMA...DATELAND...TACNA...WELLTON...BLYTHE...CHIRIACO SUMMIT...
DESERT CENTER...EAGLE MOUNTAIN...BRAWLEY...CALEXICO...EL CENTRO...
GLAMIS...IMPERIAL...THE SALTON SEA
159 AM MST SAT JUL 23 2016 /159 AM PDT SAT JUL 23 2016/

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
/MIDNIGHT PDT/ TONIGHT...

* AFFECTED AREA...IMPERIAL...EASTERN RIVERSIDE...YUMA...AND LA
  PAZ COUNTIES. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF YUMA AND EL CENTRO.

* TEMPERATURE...HIGH OF 112 TO 118 AND A LOW IN THE MID 80S.

* IMPACTS...INCREASE IN HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES AND ASSOCIATED
  HOSPITAL VISITS. SOME CASES OF HEAT RELATED ILLNESS COULD
  BECOME 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.

&&

$$




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