Heads Up on Heat Wave Expected in Arizona by the Weekend

Heads Up on Heat Wave Expected in Arizona by the Weekend

While here in Star Valley we will be experiencing typical beautiful
Star Valley summer weather, this will not be the case for our neighbors
to the south. Following is an early alert to a possible record setting 
heat wave in the desert southwest by this coming Weekend.




NORTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-GREATER PHOENIX AREA-
SOUTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-
NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUCKEYE...LAKE PLEASANT...MORRISTOWN...
NEW RIVER...TONOPAH...WICKENBURG...CAREFREE...CAVE CREEK...
CHANDLER...FOUNTAIN HILLS...GILBERT...GLENDALE...MESA...PEORIA...
PHOENIX...SCOTTSDALE...SUN CITY...TEMPE...GILA BEND...
APACHE JUNCTION...CASA GRANDE...COOLIDGE...FLORENCE
344 AM MST MON JUN 13 2016

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE LOWER DESERTS OF SOUTH-CENTRAL ARIZONA
  INCLUDING THE GREATER PHOENIX AREA.

* TEMPERATURE...HIGHS FRIDAY OF 105-110 DEGREES. HIGHS SATURDAY OF 110-115
  DEGREES. HIGHS SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY OF 115-120 DEGREES WITH PEAK
  HEAT ON SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...HEAT RELATED ILLNESS WILL BE LIKELY FOR THOSE DOING
  STRENUOUS ACTIVITY OUTDOORS...OR THOSE WITH HEALTH CONDITIONS
  THAT DO NOT HAVE ADEQUATE ACCESS TO AIR CONDITIONING. IF
  UNTREATED...SOME ILLNESS EVENTS COULD BE 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.
Forecast 500mb  Chart for 6pm Sunday June 19 2016
Forecast Surface temperatures for 6 pm Sunday June 19 2016



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