The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for late Tuesday morning, Aug. 13, through Thursday evening, Aug. 14.
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM MST /10 AM
PDT/ THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ THURSDAY...
* WHERE...In Arizona, Parker Valley. In California, Palo Verde
Valley, Chiriaco Summit, Eastern portion of Joshua Tree
National Park and Chuckwalla Valley.
* IMPACTS...Overexposure can cause heat cramps and heat
exhaustion to develop and, without intervention, can lead to
* THREAT...High Heat Risk. Afternoon temperatures 103 to 117.
Overnight lows in the mid 80s.
An Excessive Heat Warning means that a period of very hot
temperatures, even by local standards, will occur. Actions should
be taken to lessen the impact of the extreme heat.
Stay indoors and seek air-conditioned buildings. Drink water,
more than usual, and avoid dehydrating alcoholic, sugary, or
caffeinated drinks. Dress for the heat - lightweight and light-
colored clothing. Eat small meals and eat more often. Monitor
those with a higher vulnerability to heat, including small
children. Check in on family, friends, and neighbors, especially
the elderly. If engaging in outdoor activity, take longer and
more frequent breaks and avoid the hottest parts of the day.
Never leave children or pets unattended in cars.
Recognize the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness. Early
signs include thirst and muscle cramps. Heat exhaustion may
include: cool, moist, pale skin; headache; dizziness; weakness or
exhaustion; nausea. The most serious illness is heat stroke,
which may include: vomiting; confusion; throbbing headache;
decreased alertness or loss of consciousness; high body
temperature (above 105F); hot, dry skin; rapid, weak pulse;
rapid, shallow breathing; seizures.
Heat stroke can be DEADLY. Treat as an emergency and call 9 1 1.
Continue to monitor NWS forecasts, broadcast outlets, and local
government for updates.