Arizona

National Weather Service has extended an Excessive Heat Warning for:

  • Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, and Yuma from 7/15/19 at 10:00 AM to 7/16/19 at 8:00 PM.
  • Daytime highs are expected to be in the 108-115 degrees Fahrenheit range. Residents are advised to stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay informed.

Precautions to prevent heat exhaustion or heat stroke:

Excessive Heat Warning for Maricopa and Yuma Counties

National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for:

Maricopa County on 7/15/19 from 10:00 AM to 7/16/19 at 8:00 PM

Yuma County on 7/15/19 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Daytime highs are expected to be in the 109-114 degrees Fahrenheit range. Residents are advised to stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay informed.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and local officials confirmed an intermittent sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) in a tunnel under the international border, which transports stormwater from Nogales, Sonora to Nogales, Arizona. A SSO is a release of untreated wastewater and contains raw sewage.  

When flowing, the SSO originates from Nogales, Sonora and is exiting the tunnel into the Nogales Wash about one mile north of the international border. Depending on volume of flow and frequency, the SSO could reach the Santa Cruz River.

Interstate 10 eastbound is closed from mileposts 352 and 391 west of the New Mexico state line due to a dust storm, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The I-10 is also closed in both directions in New Mexico from the state line to MP 20.

There is no estimated time to reopen the highway.

An alternate route is US 191 northbound to US 70 east bound to Lordsburg, N.M.

While the Coconino National Forest received some rain over the weekend, visitors are reminded fire danger levels continue to be elevated and Stage II fire restrictions, as well as the six area closures to protect watersheds and other values at risk, will remain in place until significant and widespread precipitation is received. 

Coconino National Forest emphasizes that northern Arizona is still at the height of its fire season and there is a potential for large, severe wildfires. The forest needs the public’s continued support in preventing unwanted, human-caused wildfires.

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