Greater Phoenix Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement, Air Quality Alert
Statement as of 2:21 PM MST on December 25, 2014

...Freezing temperatures Saturday morning for outlying cities and communities across the Phoenix Metro...

A much colder airmass will settle across south-central AZ this weekend. Coupled with clear skies and light winds...overnight and early morning temperatures will fall at or below freezing Saturday morning. Protect sensitive and non-native vegetation and consider bringing pets indoors.

Areas of particular concern include the cities and communities on the fringes of the Phoenix Metro area such as Chandler...Queen Creek...Gilbert...Avondale and surprise.

Stay up-to-date on the latest forecasts by listening to weather radio on the public service band. More detailed information is available from the National Weather Service in Phoenix on the internet at

Weather.Gov/Phoenix

915 am MST Wed Dec 24 2014

...High pollution advisory for Maricopa County including the greater Phoenix area through Thursday...

The Arizona department of environmental quality in Phoenix has extended an airborne fine particle high pollution advisory for the greater Phoenix area through Thursday.

This means that ongoing stagnant weather conditions combined with existing airborne fine particle levels may result in local fine particle concentrations that pose a health risk. Adverse health effects increase as air quality deteriorates.

Fine particulate matter - also known as PM-2.5 - is an air contaminant that can aggravate heart and lung disease conditions... especially in older adults...children...and those with asthma. A decrease in physical activity is recommended.

This is a no burn day. Fireplace use and outdoor burning is prohibited. Consolidate your travel and avoid using gas-powered lawn equipment.

For details on this high pollution advisory for Maricopa County... visit the adeq internet site at www.Azdeq.Gov or call 602-771-2367 for recorded forecast information.

915 am MST Wed Dec 24 2014

...High pollution advisory for Maricopa County including the greater Phoenix area through Thursday...

The Arizona department of environmental quality in Phoenix has extended an airborne fine particle high pollution advisory for the greater Phoenix area through Thursday.

This means that ongoing stagnant weather conditions combined with existing airborne fine particle levels may result in local fine particle concentrations that pose a health risk. Adverse health effects increase as air quality deteriorates.

Fine particulate matter - also known as PM-2.5 - is an air contaminant that can aggravate heart and lung disease conditions... especially in older adults...children...and those with asthma. A decrease in physical activity is recommended.

This is a no burn day. Fireplace use and outdoor burning is prohibited. Consolidate your travel and avoid using gas-powered lawn equipment.

For details on this high pollution advisory for Maricopa County... visit the adeq internet site at www.Azdeq.Gov or call 602-771-2367 for recorded forecast information.