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Weather Alerts for Pima County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Excessive Heat Watch  EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH   Excessive Heat Watch
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 10:00 am Updated: Thu 12:59 am Urgency: Future
Expires: Fri 8:00 pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...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

Information:
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.