NOAA-NWS-ALERTS-CA125D0AA8C98C.ExcessiveHeatWarning.125D0AC65AB0CA.PSRNPWPSR.4d96774ebd2751bd5020727007dfbb76 2019-08-20T02:23:00-07:00 Actual Alert Public Alert for Joshua Tree NP West (California) Issued by the National Weather Service Met Excessive Heat Warning Expected Moderate Likely SAME 2019-08-21T11:00:00-07:00 2019-08-21T20:00:00-07:00 NWS Phoenix (Central Arizona and California Desert) Excessive Heat Warning issued August 20 at 2:23AM PDT until August 21 at 8:00PM PDT by NWS Phoenix …EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM PDT WEDNESDAY… * WHERE…Western portion of Joshua Tree National Park. * IMPACTS…Overexposure can cause heat cramps and heat exhaustion to develop and, without intervention, can lead to heat stroke. * THREAT…High HeatRisk. Afternoon temperatures 93 to 107. 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. 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 CAZ560 VTEC /O.CON.KPSR.EH.W.0008.190821T1800Z-190822T0300Z/ TIME…MOT…LOC

Joshua Tree NP West FIPS6 006065 FIPS6 006071 UGC CAZ560


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