Heat warning

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

heat stroke.

* THREAT...High Heat Risk. Afternoon temperatures 103 to 117.

Overnight lows in the mid 80s.

Recommended actions:

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.

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