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 - Southeast Pinal County including Kearny, Mammoth, Oracle - 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: Tue, 7/16 2:35am Updated: Tue, 7/16 8:58am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, 7/16 8:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING...
* IMPACTS...Overexposure can cause heat cramps and heat
exhaustion to develop and, without intervention, can lead to
heat stroke.
* AFFECTED AREAS...Western Pima County; Tohono O`odham Nation;
Tucson Metro Area; South Central Pinal County; Southeast Pinal
County; and portions of the Upper Gila River Valley.
* TEMPERATURES...High temperatures Tuesday 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 prolonged 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.