Weather Alerts for Pima County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Excessive Heat Warning  EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING   Excessive Heat Warning
PIMA COUNTY

Areas Affected:
South Central Pinal County including Eloy, Picacho Peak State Park - Tohono O'odham Nation including Sells - Tucson Metro Area including Tucson, Green Valley, Marana, Vail - Upper Gila River and Aravaipa Valleys including Clifton, Safford - Western Pima County Including Ajo, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Effective: Fri, 6/22 1:23pm Updated: Fri, 6/22 1:40pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 6/22 8:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS
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 warning.
* TEMPERATURES...High temperatures of 106 to 111 degrees.
* For a detailed view of the hazard area...visit
weather.gov/Tucson and click on the Detailed Hazards Icon

Information:
An Excessive Heat Warning means that a period of extremely hot
temperatures will occur. 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.

Air Quality Alert  AIR QUALITY ALERT   Air Quality Alert
PIMA COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Pima
Effective: Thu, 6/21 8:31am Updated: Fri, 6/22 1:40pm Urgency: Unknown
Expires: Fri, 6/22 9:00pm Severity: Unknown Certainty: Unknown

 
Details:
...HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR PIMA COUNTY INCLUDING THE TUCSON METRO
AREA THROUGH FRIDAY...
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality in Phoenix has issued
an Ozone High Pollution Advisory for Pima County including the Tucson
Metro area through Friday.
This means that forecast weather conditions combined with existing
ozone levels are expected to result in local maximum 8-hour ozone
concentrations that pose a health risk. Adverse health effects
increase as air quality deteriorates.
Ozone is an air contaminant which can cause breathing difficulties
for children as well as persons with respiratory problems. A decrease
in physical activity is recommended.
If it is a regularly scheduled work day, you are urged to car pool,
telecommute or use mass transit.
The use of gasoline-powered equipment should be reduced or done late
in the day.
For details on this High Pollution Advisory for Pima County, visit
the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality internet site at
www.pima.gov/deq or call 520-724-7446