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Excessive Heat Watch
Issued: 2:18 PM MDT Jul. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat watch in effect from Monday morning through
Tuesday evening...

The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued an excessive
heat watch, which is in effect from Monday morning through
Tuesday evening.

* Impacts... excessive heat will result in an increased potential
for heat related illness. Those working or participating in
outdoor activities or those without access to adequate air
conditioning will be most at risk.

* Affected areas... most of southeast Pinal, Pima, Santa Cruz,
Graham, Greenlee and Cochise counties below 5000 feet in
elevation.

* Temperatures... temperatures are expected to peak around 108 to
115 degrees across much of the watch area each day with Tuesday
likely being the warmer of the two days. Low temperatures Monday
night into Tuesday morning will also be abnormally warm which
adds to the heat related stress on the body.

* 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 watch means that a prolonged period of
extremely hot temperatures is expected. 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.



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