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By Jesus Jimenez.
Updated at p. The summer heat is beginning to settle in, and this is only the beginning. With heat index values expected to reach degrees or higher, a heat advisory was issued through 8 p. The advisory includes Dallas, Denton, Collin and Tarrant counties.
The combination of hot weather and high humidity will bring heat index values to dangerous levels this week. Stay cool!
When heat index values reach at leastMedStar prioritizes patients in unprotected or unshaded areas. Since the start of July, MedStar has treated 40 people in the Fort Worth area for possible heat-related illnesses. Thirty-two were taken to hospitals, and eight were in serious or critical condition. MedStar also recommends wearing light-colored, loose-fitting clothing to stay cool. Wearing a hat is also recommended, but after a while, hats can trap heat close to the body, according to MedStar.
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By following these tips, heat exhaustion and heatstroke can be prevented. Heat exhaustion — when the body loses essential fluids — can be recognized by muscle cramps, paleness, excessive sweating, nausea and vomiting, according to MedStar.
Symptoms of heatstroke, which is life-threatening, include confusion, vomiting, hot and flushed skin, rapid heart rate, decreased sweating, shortness of breath, decreased urination, a body temperature of to degrees and convulsions. In hot weather, people participating in strenuous activities can suffer heatstroke in less than an hour, MedStar says. Since July 1st, MedStar crews have treated 40 patients with a primary impression of a heat related illness.
HOT weather predicted this week—Be weather aware! People can get free water and snacks at the centers, which are open weekdays through September.
The Salvation Army is operating 13 cooling stations at sites throughout North Texas. Oak Lawn United Methodist Church will open its sanctuary from 10 a. Dallas-Fort Worth is running late on hitting its first degree day. On average, the first one arrives by July 1, according to the weather service.
There had been seven by this time last year. The worst of the heat is likely yet to come.
August is normally D-FW's hottest month, with an average high of Based on climate data, D-FW's hottest day of the year is typically between Aug. Based on energy use, Electric Reliability Council of Texaswhich oversees the state's power grid, has noticed the same trend. Warren Lasher, ERCOT's system planning senior director, said in May that peak demand for the year normally happens in the first couple of weeks of August, when the D-FW and Houston areas are typically at their steamiest.
Of course, every year is different. D-FW's hottest days on record are June 26 and 27,when temperatures rose to degrees, according to weather service data. It arrived in mid-July, with a stretch of 10 consecutive days with triple-digit temperatures, topping out at on July 21 and Jesus JimenezStaff Writer.
He currently covers breaking news and weather.
He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas. From snow to severe thunderstorms to degree heat, Dallas-Fort Worth gets it all.
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