Western Pima County Including Ajo/Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: 2:40 PM MDT Jun. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 7 PM MST

* impacts... the very hot temperatures will significantly increase
the potential for heat related illness for those working or
exercising outdoors during the daytime, or for those without
access to adequate air conditioning.

* Affected areas... elevations below 5000 feet in Southeast Arizona.

* Temperatures... highs 106 to 118 degrees. Overnight lows will
not provide much relief.

* 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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