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An Excessive Heat Watch was issued on Monday, June 6th, 2022 for Thursday, June 9th from 10AM until 8PM Sunday evening by the National Weather Service (Phoenix, AZ Forecast Office)
*WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions possible. Afternoon temperatures 107 to 116.
*WHERE...Portions of south central and southwest Arizona and southeast and southern California.
*WHEN…From Thursday morning through Sunday evening. The hottest days are expected to be Saturday and Sunday.
*IMPACTS...High Heat Risk. Overexposure can cause heat cramps and heat exhaustion to develop and, without intervention, can lead to heat stroke.
An Excessive Heat Watch 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
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.