National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning
Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, and Yuma Counties that runs through August 5th, 8PM.
Daytime highs are expected to be in the 105-114 degrees Fahrenheit range and overnight lows in the mid to upper 80s. Residents are advised to stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay informed.
Precautions to prevent heat exhaustion or heat stroke:
- Stay in air-conditioned buildings.
- Limit outdoor activity during the hottest part of the day (mid-day).
- Check on at-risk friends, family, and neighbors at least twice a day.
- Drink water before, during, and after working or exercising outside.
Check the UV Index.
Sunday Heat Map:
Monday Heat Map:
Heat affects everyone differently. In order to better address heat risk and allow you to prepare for upcoming heat events, the NWS has developed the experimental HeatRisk forecast. The NWS HeatRisk forecast provides a quick view of heat risk potential over the upcoming seven days. The heat risk is portrayed in a numeric (0-4) and color (green / yellow / orange / red / magenta) scale which is similar in approach to the Air Quality Index (AQI) or the UV Index. In a similar way, it provides one value each day that indicates the approximate level of heat risk concern for any location, along with identifying the groups who are most at risk. This product is supplementary to the official NWS heat watch/warning/advisory program and is meant to provide continuously available heat risk guidance for those decision makers and heat sensitive populations who need to take actions at levels that may be below current NWS heat product levels.