Active Alerts Phoenix, AZ

Excessive Heat Watch
Issued at Wed 12:46 PM Jul. 17
Issued by: National Weather Service

* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions possible. Afternoon temperatures112 to 116. Major Heat Risk. Overexposure can cause heat crampsand heat exhaustion to develop and, without intervention, can leadto heat stroke.* WHERE...The Northwest Valley of the Phoenix Metro Area, The EastValley of the Phoenix Metro Area, Buckeye/Avondale, Deer Valley,Central Phoenix, North Phoenix/Glendale, Scottsdale/ParadiseValley, South Mountain/Ahwatukee, and Southeast Valley/Queen Creek.* WHEN...From Friday morning through Saturday evening.* IMPACTS...Heat related illnesses increase significantly duringextreme heat events.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...In Maricopa County, call 2-1-1 to find a freecooling center, transportation, water, and more.

Recommended Action

An Excessive Heat Watch means that a period of very hottemperatures, even by local standards, may occur. Actions should betaken to lessen the impact of the extreme heat.Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. Whenpossible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning orevening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possibleand drink plenty of water.To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety andHealth Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks inshaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heatshould be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is anemergency! Call 9 1 1.Public cooling shelters are available in some areas. Consult countyofficials for more details.

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