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Excessive Heat in Southwest Saturday through Wednesday

15 Jun 2017, 4:24 pm

High pressure building over Arizona this weekend will remain nearly stationary through at least next Wednesday. This weather
pattern will result in an extended period of very hot weather, especially over the deserts. This will significantly increase the potential for heat related illness. Those without access to adequate air conditioning and hydration will be most at risk.

Temperatures will range from 100 to 116 degrees, with the hottest days expected early next week. On Monday and Tuesday, all time record highs are in jeopardy of being broken.  Because of this, and excessive heat warning has been issued until Wednesday.

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The hot temperatures
will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning
or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest
breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat
stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

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