Weather Alerts for South Central Pinal County including Eloy/Picacho Peak State Park AZ

Issued by the National Weather Service

Excessive Heat Warning  EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING   Excessive Heat Warning
SOUTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY INCLUDING ELOY/PICACHO PEAK STATE PARK AZ

Areas Affected:
Eastern Cochise County Below 5000 Feet including Douglas, Willcox - South Central Pinal County including Eloy, Picacho Peak State Park - Southeast Pinal County including Kearny, Mammoth, Oracle - Tohono O'odham Nation including Sells - Tucson Metro Area including Tucson, Green Valley, Marana, Vail - Upper Gila River and Aravaipa Valleys including Clifton, Safford - Upper San Pedro River Valley including Sierra Vista, Benson - Upper Santa Cruz River and Altar Valleys including Nogales - Western Pima County Including Ajo, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Effective: Mon, 7/23 10:00am Updated: Sat, 7/21 10:20am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, 7/24 8:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM MONDAY TO
8 PM MST TUESDAY...
* 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...Southeast Pinal, Pima, Santa Cruz, Graham,
Greenlee and Cochise counties below 5000 feet in elevation.
* TEMPERATURES...Temperatures are expected around 108 to 115
degrees across Pima and Pinal counties, 105 to 109 degrees
across Graham county and 101 to 108 degrees across Santa Cruz
and Cochise counties. 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

Information:
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.