Weather Alerts for Pinal County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Excessive Heat Warning  EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING   Excessive Heat Warning
PINAL COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Apache Junction, Gold Canyon - Buckeye, Avondale - Cave Creek, New River - Central Phoenix - Deer Valley - Dripping Springs - East Valley - Fountain Hills, East Mesa - Globe, Miami - New River Mesa - North Phoenix, Glendale - Northwest Pinal County - Northwest Valley - Rio Verde, Salt River - San Carlos - Scottsdale, Paradise Valley - South Mountain, Ahwatukee - Southeast Valley, Queen Creek - Superior - Tonto Basin - West Pinal County
Effective: Sat, 6/12 10:00am Updated: Sat, 6/12 5:01am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 6/18 8:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS
MORNING TO 8 PM MST FRIDAY...
* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions. Afternoon temperatures 106
to 118 expected.
* WHERE...Portions of south central Arizona.
* WHEN...From 10 AM this morning to 8 PM MST Friday.
* IMPACTS...Very High Heat Risk. Increase in heat related
illnesses, including heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat
stroke. Heat stroke can lead to death.

Information:
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.

Excessive Heat Warning  EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING   Excessive Heat Warning
PINAL COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Mazatzal Mountains - Pinal, Superstition Mountains - Southeast Gila County
Effective: Sun, 6/13 10:00am Updated: Sat, 6/12 5:01am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 6/18 8:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM SUNDAY TO
8 PM MST FRIDAY...
* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions. Afternoon temperatures 97
to 112 expected.
* WHERE...Southeast Gila County, Mazatzal Mountains and
Pinal/Superstition Mountains.
* WHEN...From 10 AM Sunday to 8 PM MST Friday.
* IMPACTS...Very High Heat Risk. Increase in heat related
illnesses, including heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat
stroke. Heat stroke can lead to death.

Information:
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.

Excessive Heat Warning  EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING   Excessive Heat Warning
PINAL COUNTY

Areas Affected:
South Central Pinal County including Eloy, Picacho Peak State Park - Southeast Pinal County including Kearny, Mammoth, Oracle - Tohono O'odham Nation including Sells
Effective: Sat, 6/12 10:00am Updated: Sat, 6/12 5:01am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 6/18 9:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS
MORNING TO 9 PM MST FRIDAY...
* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions. Afternoon temperatures from
108 to 116.
* WHERE...Tohono O`odham Nation, South Central Pinal County and
Southeast Pinal County.
* WHEN...From 10 AM today to 9 PM MST Friday.
* IMPACTS...Extreme heat will significantly increase the
potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those
working or participating in outdoor activities.

Information:
Keep in mind you may need to adjust your plans based on the
latest health and safety guidelines from CDC and your local
officials. Cooling shelters may need to take your temperature or
ask questions about how you are feeling.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances.
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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible. 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.

Air Quality Alert  AIR QUALITY ALERT   Air Quality Alert
PINAL COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Pinal
Effective: Fri, 6/11 9:26am Updated: Sat, 6/12 5:01am Urgency: Unknown
Expires: Sun, 6/13 9:00pm Severity: Unknown Certainty: Unknown

 
Details:
...OZONE HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR PINAL COUNTY THROUGH SUNDAY...
The Pinal County Department of Air Quality has extended an Ozone High
Pollution Advisory for Pinal County including Apache Junction, Casa
Grande, Coolidge, and Florence through Sunday.
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, older adults, 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 Pinal County, visit
the Pinal County Department of Air Quality internet site at
https://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/Legacy/AirQual/pdf/Forecast/
aqforecast.pdf.