ARIZONA NEWS

Excessive heat warning issued with Phoenix highs soaring into 100s

May 6, 2018, 8:20 AM | Updated: 8:20 am

PHOENIX — The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for the Phoenix area for Sunday, with forecasts calling for the hottest temperatures the area has seen this year.

Thursday’s peak of 83 degrees may have been the last time the area saw highs below 90 until October, the weather bureau said.

Temperatures reached 96 degrees in Phoenix on Friday and 103 degrees on Saturday, but they are expected to rise once again.

The heat warning for Sunday, which covered southern and southeast Maricopa County and northwest Pinal County, warned that temperatures of 106 degrees and above significantly increase the potential for heat-related illness.

The alert said early symptoms of heat illness include things such as headache, thirst and muscle cramps. Serious symptoms include weakness, skin that is cool to the touch, fast but weak pulse, nausea and fainting. Severe symptoms include hot and red dry skin, fast and strong pulse, sweating that has stopped and unconsciousness.

Untreated heat illness can lead to fatal heat stroke.

The following recommendations were issued: Drink more water than usual and avoid alcohol, sugar and caffeine; wear light-colored clothing and wide-brim hats when outdoors; take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments; and never leave kids or pets unattended in cars.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(AP Photo, File/Nati Harnik)...
Associated Press

Arizona judges reject challenges to 2 voter initiatives for November ballot

Judges rejected challenges to two Arizona voter initiative on Wednesday, siding with proponents of a measure limiting so-called predatory debt collection and for one that would require people who fund political campaigns through nonprofit groups to be identified.
8 hours ago
Colleen Nussnaumer (Photo via Peoria Police Department)...
KTAR.com

Silver Alert issued for Peoria woman who went missing overnight

PHOENIX – A Silver Alert was issued Thursday for a missing West Valley woman, authorities said. Colleen Nussnaumer, 85, was last seen in the area of 71st Avenue and Thunderbird Road in Peoria around 10 p.m. Wednesday. Nussnaumer most likely is driving a black four-door 2013 Cadillac CTS bearing Arizona license plate KWS96, the Peoria […]
8 hours ago
Gary Moddrell (Photo via Peoria Police Department)...
KTAR.com

Silver Alert issued for Peoria man with memory problems

A Silver Alert was issued for a Peoria man who has been missing since Tuesday, authorities said.
8 hours ago
Angela Pike watches her fourth grade students at Lakewood Elementary School in Cecilia, Ky., as the...
Griselda Zetino

Where are the teachers? A look at Arizona’s struggle to fill positions

Elementary teachers are some of the hardest jobs to fill for schools in Arizona, according to a recent survey.
8 hours ago
(City of Phoenix Photo)...
Kevin Stone

Hundreds of weapons seized since start of Phoenix crackdown on gun crime

More than 700 firearms have been taken out of the wrong hands since Phoenix implemented its Operation Gun Crime Crackdown last month, the city said Wednesday.
8 hours ago
A doctor shows a monkeypox sore on a patient´s foot at the Arzobispo Loayza hospital in Lima, Peru...
KTAR.com

Arizona health department launches monkeypox resource page

Arizona health officials launched a monkeypox web page with information and resources to help the community better understand the outbreak.
8 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Here are 4 signs the HVAC unit needs to be replaced

Pool renovations and kitchen upgrades may seem enticing, but at the forefront of these investments arguably should be what residents use the most. In a state where summertime is sweltering, access to a functioning HVAC unit can be critical.
...
Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Why your student-athlete’s physical should be conducted by a sports medicine specialist

Dr. Anastasi from Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Tempe answers some of the most common questions.
...
Carla Berg, MHS, Deputy Director, Public Health Services, Arizona Department of Health Services

Vaccines are safe if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have a friend or loved one who’s expecting?
Excessive heat warning issued with Phoenix highs soaring into 100s