Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: 2:10 AM MDT Jun. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 PM MST this
evening...

* affected area... northern Gila County and Oak Creek and
Sycamore canyons.

* Temperature... upper 90s near 6000 feet, 105 to 115 degrees in
the lowest valleys.

* Impacts... a prolonged period of hot temperatures is ongoing
and significantly increasing the potential for heat related
illness. Those without access to adequate air conditioning and
hydration are most at risk.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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
if possible... 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.





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