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Weather Alerts for    (AZC012)

icn  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
   (AZC012)

Effective: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 07:42am MST Severity: Severe
Updated: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 07:42am MST Urgency: Immediate
Expires: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 07:45am MST Certainty: Observed

Areas Affected: La Paz
 
Alert:
...THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR NORTHWESTERN LA PAZ AND
RIVERSIDE COUNTIES WILL EXPIRE AT 745 AM MST/745 AM PDT/...
The storms which prompted the warning have weakened below severe
limits, and no longer pose an immediate threat to life or property.
Therefore, the warning will be allowed to expire.

 

icn  EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING
   (AZC012)

Effective: Tue, Jul 24, 2018 10:00am MST Severity: Moderate
Updated: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 02:27am MST Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, Jul 25, 2018 08:00pm MST Certainty: Likely

Areas Affected: Central La Paz; Kofa; Parker Valley
 
Alert:
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM MST /10 AM
PDT/ TUESDAY TO 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ WEDNESDAY...
* AFFECTED AREA...Much of southeast California and southwest
Arizona including Joshua Tree National Park, Parker, and
Quartzsite.
* TEMPERATURE...High temperatures 114 to 118 across the lower
deserts, and 100 to 112 degrees in higher elevation areas.
Little overnight relief with lows only 80 to 90 degrees,
except middle 70s at the highest elevations.
* 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.
Instructions:
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.

 

icn  FLOOD ADVISORY
   (AZC012)

Effective: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 07:29am MST Severity: Minor
Updated: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 06:22am MST Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 08:30am MST Certainty: Likely

Areas Affected: La Paz
 
Alert:
The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a
* Flood Advisory for...
East central La Paz County in west central Arizona...
Maricopa County in south central Arizona...
* Until 915 AM MST.
* At 621 AM MST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory
area, especially along Salome Road. Over one inch of rain has
already fallen.
* Flooding will remain over mainly rural areas of east central La Paz
and Maricopa Counties.
Instructions:
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.

 

icn  SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
   (AZC012)

Effective: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 07:42am MST Severity: Severe
Updated: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 07:42am MST Urgency: Immediate
Expires: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 07:45am MST Certainty: Observed

Areas Affected: La Paz
 
Alert:
...THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR NORTHWESTERN LA PAZ AND
RIVERSIDE COUNTIES WILL EXPIRE AT 745 AM MST/745 AM PDT/...
The storms which prompted the warning have weakened below severe
limits, and no longer pose an immediate threat to life or property.
Therefore, the warning will be allowed to expire.

 

icn  DUST ADVISORY
   (AZC012)

Effective: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 07:29am MST Severity: Moderate
Updated: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 07:29am MST Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 08:30am MST Certainty: Likely

Areas Affected: La Paz; Yuma
 
Alert:
The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a
* Dust Advisory for...
Western La Paz County in west central Arizona...
West central Yuma County in southwestern Arizona...
Eastern Imperial County in southeastern California...
Riverside County in southern California...
* Until 830 AM MST/830 AM PDT/.
* At 729 AM MST/729 AM PDT/, a wall of dust was along a line
extending from 6 miles southwest of Parker to near Palo Verde to 23
miles north of Gordon's Well to near Algodones Dunes, moving
west
at 40 mph.
HAZARD...Less than one mile visibility with strong wind in excess
of 40 mph.
SOURCE...Doppler radar.
IMPACT...Hazardous travel.
* This includes the following highways...
AZ Interstate 10 between mile markers 1 and 11.
CA Interstate 10 between mile markers 114 and 156.
AZ Interstate 8 between mile markers 1 and 11.
Locations impacted include...
Yuma, Somerton, Parker, Gadsden, Fortuna Foothills, Blythe,
Holtville, Nicholls Warm Springs, Cibola, Palo Verde, Gordon's
Well,
Algodones Dunes, Andrade, Blythe Airport and Winterhaven.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
Blowing dust brings reduced visibility, leading to dangerous driving
conditions. If driving, avoid blowing dust if possible. If caught in
dense blowing dust, pull off the road, turn off your lights and keep
your foot off the brake.