Weather Alerts for Maricopa Area

Issued by the National Weather Service

Excessive Heat Warning  EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING   Excessive Heat Warning
MARICOPA AREA

Areas Affected:
South Central Pinal County including Eloy, Picacho Peak State Park - Southeast Pinal County including Kearny, Mammoth, Oracle - Tohono O'odham Nation including Sells - Tucson Metro Area including Tucson, Green Valley, Marana, Vail - Upper Gila River and Aravaipa Valleys including Clifton, Safford - Western Pima County Including Ajo, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Effective: Tue, 8/20 11:00am Updated: Sun, 8/18 6:08am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 8/21 8:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TUESDAY TO
8 PM MST WEDNESDAY...
* IMPACTS...Increase in heat related illnesses, including heat
cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Heat stroke can lead
to death.
* AFFECTED AREAS...Tucson Metro, Southeast Pinal County, Marana,
Vail, Mammoth, Oracle, and Safford as well as the western
deserts including Sells, Ajo and Organ Pipe National Monument.
* TEMPERATURES...108 to 113 degrees.
* For a detailed view of the hazard area...visit
weather.gov/Tucson and click on the Detailed Hazards Icon

Information:
An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of
extremely hot temperatures will occur. Take extra precautions if
you work or spend time outside. When possible...reschedule
strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs
and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light
weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty
of water.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends
these additional steps to reduce risk during outdoor work...
schedule frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned
environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool
and shaded location. Heat Stroke is an emergency...CALL 911.

Excessive Heat Warning  EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING   Excessive Heat Warning
MARICOPA AREA

Areas Affected:
Apache Junction, Gold Canyon - Northwest Pinal County - Sonoran Desert Natl Monument - Superior - West Pinal County
Effective: Tue, 8/20 11:00am Updated: Sun, 8/18 6:08am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 8/21 8:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TUESDAY TO
8 PM MST WEDNESDAY...
* WHERE...Northwest Pinal County, Superior, Apache Junction/Gold
Canyon, West Pinal County and Sonoran Desert National Monument.
* IMPACTS...Increase in heat related illnesses, including heat
cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Heat stroke can lead
to death.
* THREAT...Very High HeatRisk. Afternoon temperatures 107 to
117. Overnight lows in the mid 80s.

Information:
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.
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.