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Excessive Heat Watch
Issued: 3:35 AM PDT Jun. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat watch in effect from Thursday morning through
Friday evening...

The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued an excessive
heat watch, which is in effect from Thursday morning through
Friday evening.

* Affected area... portions of the Desert Southwest, including the
Phoenix area.

* Temperature... as high as 110 to 115 degrees across the lower
deserts and as high as the mid to upper 90s across the higher
terrain.

* Impacts... increased potential for heat related illness. Those
working or participating in outdoor activities during the
afternoon hours or those without access to adequate air
conditioning will be most at risk.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.





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