Western Pima County Including Ajo/Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Excessive Heat Watch
Issued: 2:28 PM MDT Jun. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat watch remains in effect from Friday morning
through Friday evening...

* impacts... excessive heat will result in an increased potential
for heat related illness. Those working or participating in
outdoor activities during the afternoon hours or those without
access to adequate air conditioning will be most at risk.

* Affected areas... Pima and southeast Pinal counties including
the Tucson Metro area and the tohono o'odham nation. The upper
Gila River valley in Graham County including Safford is also
in the watch.

* Temperatures... high temperatures Friday afternoon of 106 to
111 degrees.

* For a detailed view of the hazard area... visit
weather.Gov/Tucson and click on the detailed hazards icon

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An excessive heat watch means that a period of extremely hot
temperatures is expected. 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.

The occupational safety and health administration recommends
these additional steps to reduce risk during outdoor work...
schedule 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 911.



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