NWS

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM MST /10 AM

PDT/ THURSDAY TO 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions. Afternoon temperatures 109

to 119 expected.

* WHERE...In Arizona, Southeast Yuma County, Gila River Valley,

Kofa, Parker Valley, Central La Paz County and Yuma. In

California, Palo Verde Valley.

* WHEN...From 10 AM MST /10 AM PDT/ Thursday to 8 PM MST /8 PM

PDT/ Saturday.

* IMPACTS...High Heat Risk. Overexposure can cause heat cramps

and heat exhaustion to develop and, without intervention, can

lead to heat stroke.

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 kids or pets unattended in cars.

Public cooling shelters are available in some areas. Consult

county officials for more details, which may include guidance for

proper social distancing measures.

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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