NOAA-NWS-ALERTS-CA125F5E68688C.ExcessiveHeatWarning.125F5EB3BA30CA.PSRNPWPSR.58f9f2f2b214338d9dd75cc714ee0d97 w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov 2020-08-15T02:39:00-07:00 Actual Alert Public Alert for Chiriaco Summit; Chuckwalla Mountains; Chuckwalla Valley; Joshua Tree NP East; Joshua Tree NP West; Palo Verde Valley; Salton Sea (California) Issued by the National Weather Service Met Excessive Heat Warning Expected Moderate Likely SAME 2020-08-15T02:39:00-07:00 2020-08-19T20:00:00-07:00 NWS Phoenix (Central Arizona and California Desert) Excessive Heat Warning issued August 15 at 2:39AM PDT until August 19 at 8:00PM PDT by NWS Phoenix …EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ WEDNESDAY… * WHAT…Dangerously hot conditions. Afternoon temperatures 108 to 118. * WHERE…Portions of south central and southwest Arizona and southeast and southern California. * WHEN…Until 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ Wednesday. * IMPACTS…Very High Heat Risk. Increase in heat related illnesses, including heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Heat stroke can lead to death. 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. WMOHEADER UGC AZZ530-531-533>536-538-539-554-559-CAZ560-561-563-564-568>570 VTEC /O.CON.KPSR.EH.W.0011.000000T0000Z-200820T0300Z/ TIME…MOT…LOC

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