Watches, Warnings & Advisories



One product issued by NWS for: Mesa AZ

Excessive Heat Watch

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Phoenix AZ
107 PM MST Mon Jun 17 2024

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Aguila Valley-Northwest Valley-Tonopah Desert-Gila Bend-
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-Superior-
Northwest Pinal County-West Pinal County-Apache Junction/Gold
Canyon-Sonoran Desert Natl Monument-
Including the cities of Surprise, Gilbert, Cashion, Tempe,
Florence, Chandler, Liberty, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills,
Wickenburg, Wittmann, Sentinel, Coolidge, Scottsdale, Aguila,
Circle City, Wintersburg, Tonopah, Sun Lakes, Arlington, Queen
Creek, Gladden, Superior, Beardsley, Cactus Forest, Goodyear, Sun
City West, Casa Grande, Gila Bend, Avondale, Peoria, Tortilla
Flat, Phoenix, Kaka, Hassayampa, Apache Junction, and Mesa
107 PM MST Mon Jun 17 2024

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions possible. Afternoon temperatures
  108 to 115. Major Heat Risk. Overexposure can cause heat cramps
  and heat exhaustion to develop and, without intervention, can lead
  to heat stroke.

* WHERE...A portion of south central Arizona.

* WHEN...From Friday morning through Friday evening.

* IMPACTS...Heat related illnesses increase significantly during
  extreme heat events.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

An Excessive Heat Watch means that a period of very hot
temperatures, even by local standards, may 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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