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Excessive Heat Watch

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Phoenix AZ
236 AM MST Mon Jun 1 2020

AZZ537-540>551-553>556-012300-
/O.NEW.KPSR.EH.A.0005.200603T1900Z-200605T0300Z/
Northwest Valley-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-
Including the cities of Circle City, Surprise, Wittmann,
Beardsley, Sun City West, Avondale, Cashion, Goodyear, Liberty,
Scottsdale, Peoria, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Tortilla Flat,
Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Gilbert, Fountain Hills, Sun Lakes,
Queen Creek, Casa Grande, Florence, Coolidge, Apache Junction,
and Punkin Center
236 AM MST Mon Jun 1 2020

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions possible. Afternoon
  temperatures 106 to 112.

* WHERE...Portions of south central Arizona including the greater
  Phoenix area.

* WHEN...From Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening.

* IMPACTS...Very High HeatRisk. Increase in heat related
  illnesses, including heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat
  stroke. Heat stroke can lead to death.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

An Excessive Heat Watch means that a period of very hot
temperatures, even by local standards, will occur. Actions should
be taken to lessen the impact of the extreme heat.

Stay indoors and seek air-conditioned buildings. Drink water,
more than usual, and avoid dehydrating alcoholic, sugary, or
caffeinated drinks. Dress for the heat - lightweight and light-
colored clothing. Eat small meals and eat more often. Monitor
those with a higher vulnerability to heat, including small
children. Check in on family, friends, and neighbors, especially
the elderly. If engaging in outdoor activity, take longer and
more frequent breaks and avoid the hottest parts of the day.
Never leave kids or pets unattended in cars.

Public cooling shelters are available in some areas. Consult
county officials for more details, which may include guidance for
proper social distancing measures.

Recognize the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness. Early
signs include thirst and muscle cramps. Heat exhaustion may
include: cool, moist, pale skin; headache; dizziness; weakness or
exhaustion; nausea. The most serious illness is heat stroke,
which may include: vomiting; confusion; throbbing headache;
decreased alertness or loss of consciousness; high body
temperature (above 105F); hot, dry skin; rapid, weak pulse;
rapid, shallow breathing; seizures.

Heat stroke can be DEADLY. Treat as an emergency and call 9 1 1.

Continue to monitor NWS forecasts, broadcast outlets, and local
government for updates.

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