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Central Phoenix: Excessive Heat Warning in effect from 10:00 AM MST until Friday, 9:00 PM MST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM MST /10 AM
PDT/ THIS MORNING TO 9 PM MST /9 PM PDT/ FRIDAY...
* AFFECTED AREA...The Phoenix area,Globe and Miami, and Casa
Grande in Arizona, and Joshua Tree National Park, Salton City,
and Ocotillo in southeast California.
* TEMPERATURE...As high as 110 to 114 degrees across the lower
deserts and 100 to 105 in the higher elevations such as Globe.
* IMPACTS...Increased potential for heat related illness. Those
working or participating in outdoor activities during the
afternoon hours or those without access to adequate air
conditioning will be most at risk.
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.
Air Quality AlertDetails... More Less
Maricopa: Air Quality Alert in effect until Friday, 8:30 PM MST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service
...HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR MARICOPA COUNTY INCLUDING THE GREATER
PHOENIX AREA THROUGH FRIDAY...
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality in Phoenix has
extended an Ozone High Pollution Advisory for the Greater Phoenix
Area through Friday.
This means that forecast weather conditions combined with existing
ozone levels are expected to result in local maximum 8-hour ozone
concentrations that pose a health risk. Adverse health effects
increase as air quality deteriorates.
Ozone is an air contaminant which can cause breathing difficulties
for children as well as persons with respiratory problems. A decrease
in physical activity is recommended.
If it is a regularly scheduled work day, you are urged to car pool,
telecommute or use mass transit.
The use of gasoline-powered equipment should be reduced or done late
in the day.
For details on this High Pollution Advisory for Maricopa County,
visit the ADEQ internet site at www.azdeq.gov or call 602-771-2300.
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