109 Degrees Breaks 107-year-old Heat Record Monday
SAN ANGELO, TX -- For the fourth day in a row, San Angelo has seen record setting heat. The record high temperature of 108 degrees for July 23 was set in 1911 and was broken Monday with the high reaching 109 degrees just before 5 p.m.
According to the National Weather Service, A 100+ year old record has come tumbling down at San Angelo! Mathis Field hit 109 degrees in the 5 o'clock hour, which breaks the previous record high of 108 set in 1911.
An excessive heat warning that's been in place since Friday is set to expire Monday evening at 8 p.m. but triple digit high temperatures are forecast remain for the next seven days.
An excessive heat warning continues for areas generally along and south of Interstate 20.
Dangerously hot weather will continue for the remainder of today. Avoid excessive exposure to the sun and the heat to prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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.
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.