100 Degree Heat Bakes Concho Valley Through Saturday

 

SAN ANGELO, TX -- West Texas continues to bake under a seemingly unrelenting heat wave which prompted a heat advisory from the National Weather Service.  

A Heat Advisory remains in effect this afternoon, with high temperatures between 103 and 105 across the Big Country, Concho Valley, and Crockett and Coleman counties. The heat will affect outdoor activities, so necessary precautions should be taken in order to stay safe and cool. Remember to drink plenty of water, stay indoors when possible, and avoid the heat during the middle of the day and afternoon hours.

Highs will range from 103 to 105 degrees across the Big Country, Concho Valley, Crockett and Coleman counties.  Very hot temperatures will increase the risk of heat related illnesses, especially amongst the elderly, young children and persons with heart conditions.

A Heat Advisory remains in effect for Friday, with high temperatures in the 103 to 104 range across the Big Country, Concho Valley, and Crockett and Coleman counties. The heat will affect outdoor activities, so necessary precautions should be taken in order to stay safe and cool. Remember to drink plenty of water, stay indoors when possible, and avoid the heat during the middle of the day and afternoon hours.

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and neighbors. Take extra precautions...if you work or spend time outside. When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. To reduce risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1.

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