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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
314 AM MST TUE AUG 4 2015


AZZ020>023-025>028-CAZ031>033-041815-
/O.CON.KPSR.EH.W.0003.150804T1800Z-150805T0300Z/
/O.CON.KPSR.EH.W.0004.150805T1800Z-150806T0300Z/
LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY AZ-WEST CENTRAL DESERTS-
NORTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-GREATER PHOENIX AREA-
YUMA/MARTINEZ LAKE AND VICINITY-SOUTHWEST DESERTS-
SOUTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-
NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY-
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...FORTUNA FOOTHILLS...
SAN LUIS...SOMERTON...YUMA...DATELAND...TACNA...WELLTON...
GILA BEND...APACHE JUNCTION...CASA GRANDE...COOLIDGE...FLORENCE...
BLYTHE...CHIRIACO SUMMIT...DESERT CENTER...EAGLE MOUNTAIN...
BRAWLEY...CALEXICO...EL CENTRO...GLAMIS...IMPERIAL...
THE SALTON SEA
314 AM MST TUE AUG 4 2015

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM MST /11 AM
PDT/ THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ THIS EVENING...

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM MST /11 AM
PDT/ TO 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ WEDNESDAY...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE LOWER DESERTS EXTENDING FROM SOUTHEAST
  CALIFORNIA TO SOUTH CENTRAL ARIZONA...INCLUDING THE POPULATION
  CENTERS OF IMPERIAL...YUMA...BLYTHE...GILA BEND...PHOENIX...
  AND CASA GRANDE.

* TEMPERATURE...112 TO 115 DEGREES TODAY AND WEDNESDAY...WITH THE
  HOTTEST TEMPERATURES ACROSS SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA...AND ALONG
  PORTIONS OF THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY.

* IMPACTS...PEOPLE PLAYING OR WORKING OUTDOORS...AS WELL AS
  THOSE WITHOUT ACCESS TO AIR CONDITIONING...WILL FACE AN
  ELEVATED RISK OF HEAT RELATED ILLNESS. DEPENDING UPON THE
  AMOUNT OF EXPOSURE AND THE HEALTH OF AN INDIVIDUAL...HEAT
  ILLNESS CAN RANGE FROM MILD TO FATAL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

NEVER LEAVE KIDS OR PETS UNATTENDED IN CARS. DRINK MORE WATER
THAN USUAL. IF OUTDOORS...WEAR LIGHT COLORED CLOTHING AND A WIDE
BRIMMED HAT TO KEEP YOUR BODY COOLER. TRY TO STAY COOL IN SHADED OR
AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS.

RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT ILLNESS. EARLY SYMPTOMS
INCLUDE THINGS SUCH AS HEADACHE...THIRST...AND MUSCLE CRAMPS.
UNTREATED HEAT ILLNESS CAN LEAD TO HEAT STROKE AND BE FATAL.

STAY COOL...STAY HYDRATED...STAY INFORMED.

&&

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