Saturday's 107 Degrees Breaks Record 3rd Day in a Row
SAN ANGELO, TX -- For the third day in a row, the high temperature in San Angelo has broken a record.
According to the National Weather Service, the record high temperature for July 21 was 104 degrees set in 1936. At 5:00 p.m. it was 106 degrees at the NWS office at Mathis Field.
The sweltering heat is forecast to continue for at least the next seven days with high temperatures reaching over 100 degrees each day.
There's an excessive heat warning for most of West Central Texas through Monday evening.
This may sound like a broken record, but dangerously hot temperatures will continue to affect the area Sunday and Monday, with afternoon high temperatures between 105 and 109 degrees. This prolonged period of hot weather will increase the risk for heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Move anyone overcome by heat to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
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, loose-fitting, clothing when possible, and drink plenty of water.