Excessive Heat Warning
Expires 8:00 PM MST on June 05, 2016

Statement as of 2:21 PM PDT on May 31, 2016/

... Excessive heat warning in effect from 10 am MST /10 am PDT/
Friday to 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ Sunday...

The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued an excessive
heat warning... which is in effect from 10 am MST /10 am PDT/
Friday to 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ Sunday. The excessive heat watch issued
earlier was upgraded to a warning.

* Affected area... the lower deserts of southwest and south-central
Arizona... and southeast California.

* Temperature... highs 109 to 115 degrees on the lower deserts Friday
through 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.

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