Northwest and North Central Pinal County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement, Air Quality Alert
Statement as of 12:06 PM MDT on Mejju 28, 2015

... Hot weather across the region this weekend...

After several unseasonably cool weekends... high pressure will build
over the region this weekend leading to an extended period of hot
weather. Afternoon highs above 100 degrees will be common with many
locations peaking near 105 degrees yielding the hottest weather of
the year so far.

While not terribly unusual for this time of year... heat is a serious
health threat and even seasoned year long residents may be affected.
Temperatures that will occur this weekend are historically known to
cause serious heat related injuries if the proper precautions are
not taken. Some things to consider before making plans this weekend:

1) try and limit outdoor activities to the early morning or evening
hours and drink plenty of water when working or playing outside.

2) check the backseat. Never leave children or pets inside a car for
any amount of time.

3) if you have not run your home air conditioner yet this
year... test it now before the heat sets in.

4) check on neighbors who may be reluctant to use air conditioning
early in the Summer season.

Stay up-to-date on the latest forecasts by listening to weather radio
on the public service band. More detailed information is available
from the National Weather Service in Phoenix on the internet at

Weather.Gov/Phoenix


957 am MST Thu may 28 2015

... High pollution advisory for Maricopa County including the greater
Phoenix area and Pinal County Friday...

The Arizona department of environmental quality in Phoenix has issued
an ozone high pollution advisory for the greater Phoenix area for
Friday. The Pinal County department of air quality has issued an
ozone high pollution advisory for Pinal County including Apache
Junction... Casa Grande... Coolidge... and Florence for Friday.

This means that forecast weather conditions combined with existing
ozone levels are expected to result in local maximum 8-hour ozone
concentrations that pose a health risk. Adverse health effects
increase as air quality deteriorates.

Ozone is an air contaminant which can cause breathing difficulties
for children as well as persons with respiratory problems. A decrease
in physical activity is recommended.

If it is a regularly scheduled work day... you are urged to car pool...
telecommute... or use mass transit.

The use of gasoline-powered equipment should be reduced or done late
in the day.

For details on this high pollution advisory for Maricopa County...
visit the adeq internet site at www.Azdeq.Gov or call 602-771-2367
for recorded forecast information.

For details on this high pollution advisory for Pinal County... visit
the Pinal County department of air quality internet site at
pinalcountyaz.Gov