It’s Hotter Than a Jalapeno In The Desert. The Valley Is Experiencing Record Breaking Heat.

PHOENIX, AZ—An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for the Phoenix area and several Arizona counties as temperatures soar. This week, highs are expected to reach 114°F (45.6°C) in some parts of the state. The mercury will peak between 110°F and 114°F (43.3°C and 45.6°C) on Thursday and Friday. The National Weather Service (NWS) urges residents to take precautions during this scorching period. 

During this heat wave, consider taking the following precautions to stay safe:

  1. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.
  2. Limit Outdoor Activities: Avoid being outside during peak heat hours (usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.).
  3. Wear Lightweight Clothing: Opt for loose-fitting, light-colored clothes to stay cooler.
  4. Seek Shade or Air Conditioning: Find shade or spend time indoors to escape the intense sun.
  5. Use Sunscreen: Apply sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from UV rays.
  6. Check on Vulnerable Individuals: Keep an eye on elderly family members, young children, and pets.
  7. Never Leave Children or Pets in Cars: Even a few minutes in a hot car can be dangerous.
  8. Know the Signs of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke: Symptoms include dizziness, nausea, rapid heartbeat, and confusion. Seek medical help if you experience these

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