Southwest Deserts Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Excessive Heat Warning
Statement as of 2:10 AM PDT on August 30, 2014

...Excessive heat warning remains in effect from 10 am MST /10 am PDT/ this morning to 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ this evening...

An excessive heat warning remains in effect from 10 am MST /10 am PDT/ this morning to 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ this evening.

* Affected area...southwest Arizona and southeast California.

* Temperature...110 to 113 degrees.

* Impacts...people playing or working outdoors...as well as those without access to air conditioning...will be face an elevated risk of heat related illness. Depending upon the amount of exposure and healthiness of an individual...heat illness can range from mild to fatal.

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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