Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Fountain Hills/East Mesa (AZZ549) Arizona Issued by the National Weather Service


Excessive Heat Warning Excessive Heat Warning - Fountain Hills/East Mesa (Arizona)

Updated:Sun, 12-Jul-2020 4:34am MST
Effective:Sun, 12-Jul-2020 4:34am MST
Expires:Mon, 13-Jul-2020 8:00pm MST

Areas affected: Aguila Valley; Apache Junction, Gold Canyon; Buckeye, Avondale; Cave Creek, New River; Central La Paz; Central Phoenix; Deer Valley; Dripping Springs; East Valley; Fountain Hills, East Mesa; Gila Bend; Gila River Valley; Globe, Miami; Kofa; Mazatzal Mountains; New River Mesa; North Phoenix, Glendale; Northwest Pinal County; Northwest Valley; Parker Valley; Pinal, Superstition Mountains; Rio Verde, Salt River; San Carlos; Scottsdale, Paradise Valley; Sonoran Desert Natl Monument; South Mountain, Ahwatukee; Southeast Gila County; Southeast Valley, Queen Creek; Southeast Yuma County; Superior; Tonopah Desert; Tonto Basin; West Pinal County; Yuma
Instructions: 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.

Message summary: ...excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 pm mst /8 pm pdt/ monday...
* what...dangerously hot conditions. Afternoon temperatures 107 to 119.
* where...portions of south central and southwest arizona and southeast and southern california.
* when...until 8 pm mst /8 pm pdt/ monday.
* impacts...high heat risk. Overexposure can cause heat cramps and heat exhaustion to develop and, without intervention, can lead to heat stroke.
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