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Air Quality Alert
National Weather Service Phoenix AZ
813 AM MST Wed Jun 20 2018
...HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR PINAL COUNTY THURSDAY...
The Pinal County Department of Air Quality has issued an Ozone High
Pollution Advisory for Pinal County including Apache Junction, Casa
Grande, Coolidge, and Florence for Thursday.
This means that forecast weather conditions combined with existing
ozone levels are expected to result in local maximum 8-hour ozone
concentrations that pose a health risk. Adverse health effects
increase as air quality deteriorates.
Ozone is an air contaminant which can cause breathing difficulties
for children as well as persons with respiratory problems. A decrease
in physical activity is recommended.
If it is a regularly scheduled work day, you are urged to car pool,
telecommute or use mass transit.
The use of gasoline-powered equipment should be reduced or done late
in the day.
For details on this High Pollution Advisory for Pinal County, visit
the Pinal County Department of Air Quality internet site at
$$Excessive Heat Warning
Western Pima County-Tohono O'Odham Nation-Tucson Metro Area-
South Central Pinal County-Upper Gila River Valley-
Including the cities of Ajo, Organ Pipe Cactus N.M., Sells,
Tucson, Green Valley, Marana, Vail, Picacho Peak State Park,
729 AM MST Thu Jun 21 2018
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM
* IMPACTS...Excessive heat will result in an increased potential
for heat related illness. Those working or participating in
outdoor activities during the afternoon hours or those without
access to adequate air conditioning will be most at risk.
* AFFECTED AREAS...Pima and Southeast Pinal counties including the
Tucson Metro Area and the Tohono O'Odham Nation. The Upper Gila
River Valley in Graham county including Safford is also in the
* TEMPERATURES...High temperatures Friday afternoon of 106 to
* For a detailed view of the hazard area...visit
weather.gov/Tucson and click on the Detailed Hazards Icon
An Excessive Heat Warning means that a period of extremely hot
temperatures will occur. Take extra precautions if you work or
spend time outside. When possible...reschedule strenuous
activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and
symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight
and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends
these additional steps to reduce risk during outdoor work...
schedule frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned
environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool
and shaded location. Heat Stroke is an emergency...CALL 911.
$$Excessive Heat Warning
Northwest Valley-Buckeye/Avondale-Cave Creek/New River-
Deer Valley-Central Phoenix-North Phoenix/Glendale-New River Mesa-
Scottsdale/Paradise Valley-East Valley-Fountain Hills/East Mesa-
South Mountain/Ahwatukee-Southeast Valley/Queen Creek-
Northwest Pinal County-West Pinal County-
Apache Junction/Gold Canyon-Tonto Basin-San Carlos-Globe/Miami-
Joshua Tree NP East-Imperial County West-
Including the cities of Circle City, Surprise, Wittmann,
Beardsley, Sun City West, Avondale, Cashion, Goodyear, Liberty,
Scottsdale, Peoria, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Mesa, Chandler,
Tempe, Gilbert, Fountain Hills, Sun Lakes, Queen Creek,
Casa Grande, Cactus Forest, Florence, Coolidge, Apache Junction,
Punkin Center, San Carlos, Peridot, Globe, Miami,
Coolidge Springs, Salton City, Winona, Coyote Wells, Ocotillo,
and Plaster City
144 PM MST Thu Jun 21 2018 /144 PM PDT Thu Jun 21 2018/
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MST /9 PM
* AFFECTED AREA...The Phoenix metropolitan area, Globe and Miami,
and Casa Grande in Arizona. Joshua Tree National Park, Salton
City, and Ocotillo in southeast California.
* TEMPERATURE...As high as 110 to 113 degrees across the lower
deserts and 100 to 105 in the higher elevations such as Globe.
* IMPACTS...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.
Never leave kids or pets unattended in cars. Drink more water
than usual and avoid alcohol, sugar, and caffeine. When outdoors,
wear light colored clothing and a wide-brimmed hat to keep your
head and body cooler. Take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air
conditioned environments. Public places with air conditioning
include libraries, community centers, government buildings,
malls, and special refuge stations.
Recognize the signs and symptoms of heat illness. Early symptoms
include things such as headache, thirst, and muscle cramps.
Serious symptoms include weakness, skin that is cool to the
touch, fast but weak pulse, nausea, and fainting. Severe symptoms
include hot and red dry skin, fast and strong Pulse, sweating
that has stopped, and unconsciousness. Untreated heat illness can
lead to fatal heat stroke.
Stay cool, stay hydrated, stay informed.