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Arizona, West Central Deserts

Excessive Heat Watch

Statement as of 3:53 AM PDT on July 22, 2014

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on July 24, 2014


... Excessive heat watch remains in effect from Wednesday morning
through Thursday evening...

An excessive heat watch remains in effect from Wednesday morning
through Thursday evening.

* Affected area... the lower deserts in southeast California including
the Imperial Valley... and the cities of el centro and Blythe. The
southwest and west-central deserts in Arizona including Parker...
Yuma... Tacna... Gila Bend... Coolidge and the greater Phoenix
metropolitan area.

* Temperature... afternoon temperatures Wednesday and Thursday
will range from 111 to 117 degrees across the lower deserts.
Overnight lows will be very warm... in the upper 80s to low 90s
at the warmest urban sites.

* Impacts... excessively hot temperatures can be stressful to
animals and humans... making it hard for the body to acclimate
and remain hydrated. Extremely warm overnight low
temperatures... in the upper 80s to low 90s... do not allow the
body to cool down properly overnight... and can make extreme
heat even more dangerous.

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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Alabama - Coastal Hazard Statement
Alaska - Special Statement
Arizona - Excessive Heat Watch
Arkansas - Record Report
California - Excessive Heat Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
Colorado - Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Air Quality Alert
Florida - Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement
Georgia - Public Information Statement
Hawaii - Record Report
Idaho - Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Air Quality Alert
Illinois - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Heat Advisory , Special Statement
Indiana - Special Statement , Air Quality Alert , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Heat Advisory , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Air Quality Alert
Louisiana - Record Report
Michigan - Air Quality Alert , Beach Hazard Statement , Beach Hazard Statement, Air Quality Alert
Minnesota - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Record Report
Missouri - Flood Warning , Heat Advisory , Record Report
Montana - High Wind Watch , Record Report
Nebraska - Heat Advisory , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning
New York - Air Quality Alert
North Carolina - Areal Flood Watch , Beach Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
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Oklahoma - Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Record Report
Oregon - Fire Weather Warning
South Carolina - Areal Flood Watch
South Dakota - Public Information Statement
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