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Arizona, Southwest Deserts

Excessive Heat Warning

Statement as of 6:43 PM PDT on July 23, 2014

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on July 24, 2014


... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 PM MST /8 PM
PDT/ Thursday...

An excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 PM MST /8 PM
PDT/ Thursday.

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

* Temperature... afternoon temperatures will range from 112 to
117 degrees across the lower deserts on Thursday. Overnight
lows will be very warm... in the upper 80s to low 90s at the
warmest urban sites.

* Impacts... exceedingly high temperatures can cause heat related
illness... including death... more easily than an average Summer
day. Those working or playing outdoors... and those without air
conditioning are most vulnerable. Even healthy individuals are
at risk in these conditions.

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.




Weather Severe Map
Arizona - Blowing Dust Advisory, Excessive Heat Warning , Excessive Heat Warning , Special Statement, Air Quality Alert , Special Weather Statement , Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Arkansas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch
California - Wind Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Heat Advisory , Record Report
Colorado - Special Weather Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Areal Flood Advisory
Delaware - Special Statement
Florida - Flood Warning
Idaho - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Illinois - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement
Indiana - Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Kansas - Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Flash Flood Warning , Flood Watch / Flood Statement , Areal Flood Advisory
Louisiana - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Weather Statement , Special Statement
Maryland - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Special Statement
Massachusetts - Areal Flood Advisory
Michigan - Beach Hazard Statement
Minnesota - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flash Flood Warning , Special Statement
Missouri - Flood Warning
Montana - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Watch , Special Statement
Nevada - Lake Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
New Jersey - Special Statement
New Mexico - Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Heat Advisory , Air Quality Alert
Oregon - Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
South Dakota - Record Report
Tennessee - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Weather Statement
Texas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flood Warning , Heat Advisory , Air Quality Alert , Special Weather Statement , Public Information Statement
Utah - Fire Weather Warning
Virginia - Special Statement
Washington - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Record Report , Public Information Statement
West Virginia - Special Statement
Wisconsin - Beach Hazard Statement , Special Weather Statement
Wyoming - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement , Record Report