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Excessive Heat Watch
Issued: 3:15 AM MDT Jun. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat watch in effect from Friday morning through
Friday evening...

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

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

* Affected areas... Pima and southeast Pinal counties including
the Tucson Metro area and the Tohono Oodham Nation. In
addition... the upper Gila River valley in Graham County
including Safford.

* Temperatures... high temperatures Friday 106-111.

* 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 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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