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Excessive Heat Warning


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
1200 PM MST WED JUL 30 2014

AZZ020>023-025>028-CAZ031>033-311200-
/O.CON.KPSR.EH.W.0003.000000T0000Z-140801T0300Z/
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...QUARTZSITE...
SALOME...BUCKEYE...NEW RIVER...WICKENBURG...MESA...PHOENIX...
FORTUNA FOOTHILLS...YUMA...TACNA...WELLTON...GILA BEND...
APACHE JUNCTION...CASA GRANDE...FLORENCE...BLYTHE...
CHIRIACO SUMMIT...DESERT CENTER...BRAWLEY...CALEXICO...EL CENTRO
1200 PM MST WED JUL 30 2014 /1200 PM PDT WED JUL 30 2014/

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

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST /8 PM
PDT/ THURSDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...THE LOWER DESERTS OF SOUTH CENTRAL ARIZONA AND
  SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA...INCLUDING PHOENIX...YUMA...AND EL
  CENTRO.

* TEMPERATURE...AFTERNOON HIGHS RANGING FROM 110 TO 115.
  OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE MID 80S TO LOWER 90S.

* IMPACTS...FOR THOSE WHO WORK OR EXERCISE OUTDOORS OR THOSE
  WITHOUT ACCESS TO AIR CONDITIONING...ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY...
  THERE WILL BE HIGH POTENTIAL FOR SERIOUS ILLNESS FROM HEAT
  EXPOSURE IF PROPER EXTRA PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

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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