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Excessive Heat Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Phoenix AZ
1244 AM MST Thu Jul 9 2020

AZZ530>536-538-539-545-547-552>559-561>563-CAZ560>570-100000-
/O.CON.KPSR.EH.W.0006.200711T1700Z-200714T0300Z/
Parker Valley-Kofa-Yuma-Central La Paz-Aguila Valley-
Southeast Yuma County-Gila River Valley-Tonopah Desert-Gila Bend-
New River Mesa-Rio Verde/Salt River-Superior-
Northwest Pinal County-West Pinal County-
Apache Junction/Gold Canyon-Tonto Basin-Mazatzal Mountains-
Pinal/Superstition Mountains-Sonoran Desert Natl Monument-
Dripping Springs-Globe/Miami-Southeast Gila County-
Joshua Tree NP West-Joshua Tree NP East-Imperial County Southwest-
Salton Sea-Chuckwalla Mountains-Imperial County Southeast-
Imperial County West-Imperial Valley-Chiriaco Summit-
Palo Verde Valley-Chuckwalla Valley-
Including the cities of Parker, Ehrenberg, Palm Canyon, Yuma,
Fortuna Foothills, Brenda, Harcuvar, Quartzsite, Vicksburg,
Vicksburg Junction, Salome, Aguila, Gladden, Wickenburg, Ligurta,
Arlington, Hassayampa, Tonopah, Wintersburg, Gila Bend, Sentinel,
Tortilla Flat, Superior, Casa Grande, Florence, Coolidge,
Apache Junction, Punkin Center, Sunflower, Kaka, Hayden,
Winkelman, Globe, Miami, Cottonwood Visitor,
Lost Horse-Keys Village, Desert Shores,
Imperial Hot Mineral Springs, Winterhaven, Coolidge Springs,
Salton City, Winona, Coyote Wells, Ocotillo, Plaster City,
El Centro, Calexico, Alamorio, Brawley, Chiriaco Summit,
Martinez Lake, Blythe, Palo Verde, Ripley, and Midland
1244 AM MST Thu Jul 9 2020 /1244 AM PDT Thu Jul 9 2020/

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM MST /10 AM
PDT/ SATURDAY TO 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ MONDAY...

* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions. Afternoon temperatures 109
  to 121 expected.

* WHERE...Portions of south central and southwest Arizona and
  southeast and southern California.

* WHEN...From 10 AM MST /10 AM PDT/ Saturday to 8 PM MST /8 PM
  PDT/ Monday.

* 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 Warning 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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