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Cave Creek, Arizona

Lat: 33.83N, Lon: 111.97W
Wx Zone: AZZ543
Warning FLW WEATHER ALERT - EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING (More Info. Click Here) Warning

Issue Date: 155 PM MST Sat Jul 21 2018
Expiration: 1300 GMT 22 2018
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM MONDAY TO 8 PM MST WEDNESDAY... * AFFECTED AREA...Parts of southwest and south-central Arizona, including the Phoenix metropolitan area and Yuma. * TEMPERATURE...High temperatures ranging from 114 to 118 degrees. Little overnight relief with lows only 85 to 93 degrees. * IMPACTS...High to extreme risk of heat related illness for those working or participating in outdoor activities or those without access to adequate air conditioning. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... An Excessive Heat Warning means that a period of very hot temperatures, even by local standards, will occur. Actions should be taken to lessen the impact of the extreme heat. Stay indoors and seek air-conditioned buildings. Drink water, more than usual, and avoid dehydrating alcoholic, sugary, or caffeinated drinks. Dress for the heat - lightweight and light- colored clothing. Eat small meals and eat more often. Monitor those with a higher vulnerability to heat, including small children. Check in on family, friends, and neighbors, especially the elderly. If engaging in outdoor activity, take longer and more frequent breaks and avoid the hottest parts of the day. Never leave kids or pets unattended in cars. Public cooling shelters are available in some areas. Consult county officials for more details. Recognize the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness. Early signs include thirst and muscle cramps. Heat exhaustion may include: cool, moist, pale skin; headache; dizziness; weakness or exhaustion; nausea. The most serious illness is heat stroke, which may include: vomiting; confusion; throbbing headache; decreased alertness or loss of consciousness; high body temperature (above 105F); hot, dry skin; rapid, weak pulse; rapid, shallow breathing; seizures. Heat stroke can be DEADLY. Treat as an emergency and call 9 1 1. Continue to monitor NWS forecasts, broadcast outlets, and local government for updates. &&