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Excessive Heat Warning

Statement as of 7:52 PM PDT on July 23, 2014

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on July 24, 2014


... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 PM MST /8 PM
PDT/ Thursday...

An excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 PM MST /8 PM
PDT/ Thursday.

* Affected area... the southwest and west-central deserts in
Arizona including Parker... Yuma... Tacna... Gila Bend. The
lower deserts in southeast California including the Imperial
Valley... and the cities of el centro and Blythe.

* Temperature... afternoon temperatures will range from 112 to
117 degrees across the lower deserts on Thursday. Overnight
lows will be very warm... in the upper 80s to low 90s at the
warmest urban sites.

* Impacts... exceedingly high temperatures can cause heat related
illness... including death... more easily than an average Summer
day. Those working or playing outdoors... and those without air
conditioning are most vulnerable. Even healthy individuals are
at risk in these conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 9:14 PM MDT on July 23, 2014


... Phoenix and surrounding areas rainfall reports...

                                                      rainfall (in)
location 1 hr 24 hr
adobe dam Phoenix 0.04 0.04
Camp Creek Maricopa County 0.16 0.16
Carefree ranch Scottsdale 0.12 0.39
Columbia Hill Yavapai County 0.08 0.12
fig Springs Maricopa County 0.00 0.04
fraesfield mtn. Scottsdale 0.16 0.16
Horseshoe ranch Yavapai County 0.00 0.04
lake marguarite Scottsdale 0.04 0.04
Magma frs Pinal County 0.00 0.08
New River fire Maricopa County 0.04 0.12
New River Mesa Maricopa County 0.00 0.08
Pima @ jomax Scottsdale 0.04 0.04
Rackensack Canyon Maricopa County 0.00 0.12
Rawhide wash Scottsdale 0.04 0.04
Reata Pass wash Scottsdale 0.04 0.04
Stagecoach Wash Scottsdale 0.00 0.12
Stanton Yavapai County 0.00 0.04
Sun Valley @ northern Buckeye 0.08 0.08
upper Cline creek Maricopa County 0.04 0.04

These rainfall amounts are preliminary and are not official.
Automated gauge data are from the Maricopa County flood
control district. Stations with no recorded precipitation
are not shown.





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