Weather Alerts for Cave Creek/New River

Issued by the National Weather Service

Excessive Heat Warning  EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING   Excessive Heat Warning

Areas Affected:
Apache Junction, Gold Canyon - Cave Creek, New River - Fountain Hills, East Mesa
Effective: Sat, 8/15 2:39am Updated: Sat, 8/15 6:01am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 8/19 8:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions. Afternoon temperatures 108
to 115.
* WHERE...Cave Creek/New River, Fountain Hills/East Mesa and
Apache Junction/Gold Canyon.
* WHEN...Until 8 PM MST Wednesday.
* IMPACTS...Very High Heat Risk. Increase in heat related
illnesses, including heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat
stroke. Heat stroke can lead to death.

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, which may include guidance for
proper social distancing measures.
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.