National Weather Service issues Excessive Heat Warning for Phoenix area and Southwestern Arizona

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National Weather Service issues Excessive Heat Warning for Phoenix area and Southwestern Arizona
National Weather Service issues Excessive Heat Warning for Phoenix area and Southwestern Arizona

ARTICLE PHOENIX – On August 2, National Weather Service officials announced that an excessive heat warning would apply to the Phoenix area and other parts of Arizona from Tuesday morning through Wednesday evening. According to official data, the warning will take effect on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., with the valley expecting temperatures of 108 ° F to 113 ° F. Temperatures as high as 118 ° F can occur in parts of southwest Arizona. “A high to very high risk from heat-related effects is expected for these areas,” said a tweet from the National Weather Service’s Phoenix Office. Turn on FOX 10 Phoenix for the latest news For the latest local news, download the FOX 10 News app You can check the latest weather conditions on the FOX 10 Phoenix weather page or download the free FOX 10 Weather app, which is available on Apple iOS and Android. Sign up for FOX 10 email notifications and newsletters Heat Exhaustion / Heat Stroke Prevention The Arizona Department of Health stated that the following precautions can be taken to avoid heat exhaustion or heat stroke: Stay in air-conditioned buildings Limit during the hottest time of the year Yearly Outdoor Activities Day (Noon) Check Out At-Risk Friends, Family, and Neighbors At Least Twice Daily Drink water before, during, and after work or outdoor exercise Driving in Extreme Temperatures Go to Arizona Department of Transportation Tips for Extreme Temperature Driving Include: Bring sunscreen: Bring sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat along with an umbrella, and wear loose-fitting, light-colored cotton clothing. Refuel: Keep your tank three quarters full. Running out of gas in extreme heat is dangerous, especially in a remote location. Hydrate: Bring a cooler to keep extra drinking water cold, and consider adding multiple frozen water bottles to cool off or thaw and drink if needed. Make sure everyone, including pets, stays hydrated. Get Help: If your vehicle breaks down in extreme heat, call for help immediately to reduce the waiting time and leave the air conditioning on. If the air conditioning does not work, shut down all the windows. Wait safely: If the temperature in your vehicle gets too high, everyone, including pets, should get out of the car carefully and find or create a shady area as far from the lanes as possible. Walk carefully on the road surface, which can be hot enough to burn your skin. Keep your shoes on and try to keep your pets’ paws off the sidewalk. If you are stopped on the motorway, lift the hood and turn on the hazard warning lights. Please note that parking in tall bushes can cause a fire. Check your vehicle: you can help avoid breakdowns by making sure your vehicle is in good working order. Check your air conditioning and coolant levels, top up all major engine fluids, and make sure your battery is up to date. Check your tire pressure as the combination of underinflated tires and a hot road surface can lead to a burst. MORE: https://azdot.gov/about/transportation-safety/severe-weather

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