Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Excessive Heat Warning Issued: August 26 at 3:40AM MST Expiring: August 28 at 8:00PM MST

Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: August 26 at 3:40AM MST
Expiring: August 28 at 8:00PM MST

Dangerously hot conditions. Afternoon temperatures 107 to 113.

Portions of south central Arizona.

Until 8 PM MST Friday.

Very High Heat Risk. Increase in heat related illnesses, including heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Heat stroke can lead to death.

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 National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts, broadcast outlets, and local government for updates.

Target Area:
Aguila Valley, Buckeye, Avondale, Cave Creek, New River, Central Phoenix, Deer Valley, East Valley, North Phoenix, Glendale, Northwest Pinal County, Northwest Valley, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, South Mountain, Ahwatukee, Southeast Valley and Queen Creek.

Forecast Office:
NWS Phoenix (Central Arizona and California Desert)