Upper Gila River and Aravaipa Valleys including Clifton/Safford Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: 3:38 AM MDT Jul. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat warning in effect from 10 am Monday to 8 PM MST
Tuesday...
... Excessive heat watch no longer in effect...

The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued an excessive
heat warning, which is in effect from 10 am Monday to 8 PM MST
Tuesday. The excessive heat watch is no longer in effect.

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

* Affected areas... southeast Pinal, Pima, Santa Cruz, Graham,
Greenlee and Cochise counties below 5000 feet in elevation.

* Temperatures... temperatures are expected around 108 to 115
degrees across Pima and Pinal counties, 105 to 109 degrees
across Graham County and 101 to 108 degrees across Santa Cruz
and Cochise counties. Low temperatures Monday night into Tuesday
morning will also be abnormally warm which adds to the heat
related stress on the body.

* For a detailed view of the hazard area... visit
weather.Gov/Tucson and click on the detailed hazards icon

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.



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