Upper Gila River and Aravaipa Valleys including Clifton/Safford Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Heat Advisory
Issued: 12:41 PM MDT Aug. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat warning remains in effect from 11 am Tuesday to
8 PM MST Wednesday...

* impacts... increase in heat related illnesses, including heat
cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Heat stroke can lead
to death.

* Affected areas... Tucson Metro, southeast Pinal County, Marana,
Vail, Mammoth, Oracle, and Safford as well as the western
deserts including Sells, Ajo and Organ pipe National Monument.

* Temperatures... 108 to 113 degrees.

* For a detailed view of the hazard area... visit
weather.Gov/Tucson and click on the detailed hazards icon

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.