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Arizona, Southwest Deserts

Excessive Heat Warning

Statement as of 4:57 PM PDT on July 23, 2014

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on July 24, 2014


... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 PM MST /8 PM
PDT/ Thursday...

An excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 PM MST /8 PM
PDT/ Thursday.

* Affected area... the greater Phoenix metropolitan area... the
southwest and west-central deserts in Arizona including
Parker... Yuma... Tacna... Gila Bend. The lower deserts in
southeast California including the Imperial Valley... and the
cities of el centro and Blythe.

* Temperature... afternoon temperatures Wednesday and Thursday
will range from 112 to 117 degrees across the lower deserts.
Overnight lows will be very warm... in the upper 80s to low 90s
at the warmest urban sites.

* Impacts... exceedingly high temperatures can cause heat related
illness... including death... more easily than an average Summer
day. Those working or playing outdoors... and those without air
conditioning are most vulnerable. Even healthy individuals are
at risk in these conditions.

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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Alabama - Areal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Arizona - Excessive Heat Warning, Blowing Dust Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Air Quality Alert
Arkansas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Air Quality Alert
California - Wind Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Heat Advisory , Record Report
Colorado - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Special Statement
Delaware - Special Statement
Florida - Flood Warning
Idaho - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
Illinois - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Louisiana - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Special Statement
Maine - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Special Statement , Special Weather Statement
Maryland - Special Statement
Massachusetts - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Michigan - Beach Hazard Statement
Minnesota - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning
Mississippi - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Air Quality Alert
Missouri - Flood Warning
Montana - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Watch
Nevada - Lake Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
New Hampshire - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Special Statement
New Jersey - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Special Statement , Special Weather Statement
New Mexico - Areal Flood Advisory
New York - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Special Statement , Special Weather Statement
North Dakota - Flood Warning
Ohio - Coastal Hazard Statement
Oklahoma - Heat Advisory , Special Weather Statement , Air Quality Alert
Oregon - Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
Pennsylvania - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Coastal Hazard Statement , Special Statement , Special Weather Statement
South Dakota - Record Report
Tennessee - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Air Quality Alert , Public Information Statement
Texas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Special Statement, Air Quality Alert , Air Quality Alert
Utah - Fire Weather Warning , Public Information Statement
Vermont - Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Washington - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Special Weather Statement , Record Report
Wisconsin - Beach Hazard Statement
Wyoming - Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement , Record Report