Introducing Heat Risk: What it means to you

The top weather-related killer in the United States? Heat.

In order to better address dangerous heat and allow you to prepare for upcoming heat events, the National Weather Service (NWS) has developed the HeatRisk forecast. The heat risk is portrayed in a numeric and color scale shown below.

During Spring & Summer heat events, the 4WARN Weather Center will adopt this NWS forecast product to keep you safe.

In a similar way, it provides the approximate level of heat risk concern for any location, along with identifying the groups who are most at risk. This product is supplementary to the official NWS heat advisories and your 4WARN forecast.

Click here to see today’s Heat Risk forecast across Arizona.


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