Weather Alerts for Tucson Metro Area

Issued by the National Weather Service

Excessive Heat Watch  EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH   Excessive Heat Watch
TUCSON METRO AREA

Areas Affected:
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 Santa Cruz River and Altar Valleys including Nogales - Western Pima County Including Ajo, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Effective: Tue 2:50 am Updated: Tue 3:31 pm Urgency: Future
Expires: Tue 8:00 pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...
* IMPACTS...HEAT RELATED ILLNESS WILL BE LIKELY FOR THOSE DOING
STRENUOUS ACTIVITY OUTDOORS...OR THOSE WITH HEALTH CONDITIONS
THAT DO NOT HAVE ADEQUATE ACCESS TO AIR CONDITIONING. IF
UNTREATED...SOME ILLNESS EVENTS COULD BE FATAL.
* AFFECTED AREAS...THE GREATER TUCSON AREA WEST THROUGH THE
LOWER DESERTS. ALSO...PORTIONS OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY...AS WELL
AS PINAL COUNTY AND THE UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY IN GRAHAM
COUNTY INCLUDING SAFFORD.
* TEMPERATURES...108 TO 119 DEGREES ON SUNDAY JUNE 19TH THROUGH
TUESDAY JUNE 21ST...HOTTEST ACROSS WESTERN PIMA COUNTY.
* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB

Information:
AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH MEANS THAT A PROLONGED 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.