Weather Alerts for Greater Phoenix Area

Issued by the National Weather Service

Excessive Heat Watch  EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH   Excessive Heat Watch
GREATER PHOENIX AREA

Areas Affected:
Greater Phoenix Area - Lower Colorado River Valley AZ - Northwest Maricopa County - Northwest and North Central Pinal County - Southwest Deserts - Southwest Maricopa County - West Central Deserts - Yuma, Martinez Lake and Vicinity
Effective: Tue 9:54 am Updated: Tue 6:22 pm Urgency: Future
Expires: Tue 8:00 pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...
* AFFECTED AREA...THE LOWER DESERTS OF SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
ARIZONA INCLUDING THE GREATER PHOENIX AREA. THE LOWER DESERTS OF
SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA INCLUDING THE IMPERIAL VALLEY.
* TEMPERATURE...HIGHS SATURDAY OF 108 TO 113 DEGREES. HIGHS
SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY OF 115 TO 120 DEGREES. HIGHS OF 113 TO
118 ON TUESDAY.
* IMPACTS...HEAT RELATED ILLNESS WILL BE LIKELY FOR THOSE DOING
STRENUOUS ACTIVITY OUTDOORS...OR THOSE WITH HEALTH CONDITIONS
THAT DO NOT HAVE ADEQUATE ACCESS TO AIR CONDITIONING. IF
UNTREATED...SOME ILLNESS EVENTS COULD BE FATAL.

Information:
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.