Weather Alerts for Gila County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Excessive Heat Warning  EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING   Excessive Heat Warning
GILA COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Apache Junction, Gold Canyon - Buckeye, Avondale - Cave Creek, New River - Central Phoenix - Deer Valley - East Valley - Fountain Hills, East Mesa - Globe, Miami - New River Mesa - North Phoenix, Glendale - Northwest Pinal County - Northwest Valley - San Carlos - Scottsdale, Paradise Valley - South Mountain, Ahwatukee - Southeast Valley, Queen Creek - Tonto Basin - West Pinal County
Effective: Fri, 6/22 2:09am Updated: Fri, 6/22 1:40pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 6/22 9:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MST /9 PM
PDT/ THIS EVENING...
* AFFECTED AREA...The Phoenix metropolitan area, Globe and
Miami, and Casa Grande in Arizona. Joshua Tree National Park,
Salton City, and Ocotillo in southeast California.
* TEMPERATURE...As high as 110 to 113 degrees across the lower
deserts and 100 to 105 in the higher elevations such as Globe.
* IMPACTS...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.

Information:
Never leave kids or pets unattended in cars. Drink more water
than usual and avoid alcohol, sugar, and caffeine. When outdoors,
wear light colored clothing and a wide-brimmed hat to keep your
head and body cooler. Take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air
conditioned environments. Public places with air conditioning
include libraries, community centers, government buildings,
malls, and special refuge stations.
Recognize the signs and symptoms of heat illness. Early symptoms
include things such as headache, thirst, and muscle cramps.
Serious symptoms include weakness, skin that is cool to the
touch, fast but weak pulse, nausea, and fainting. Severe symptoms
include hot and red dry skin, fast and strong Pulse, sweating
that has stopped, and unconsciousness. Untreated heat illness can
lead to fatal heat stroke.
Stay cool, stay hydrated, stay informed.

Heat Advisory  HEAT ADVISORY   Heat Advisory
GILA COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Southeast Gila County
Effective: Fri, 6/22 2:09am Updated: Fri, 6/22 1:40pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 6/22 9:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MST THIS EVENING...
* AFFECTED AREA...the Hilltop area.
* TEMPERATURE...As high as 95 to 100 degrees across the higher
terrain in central Gila County, including Hilltop and a
portion of Highway 60.
* IMPACTS...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.

Information:
A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned
room, 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.
To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling 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 9 1 1.