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Relentless Texas heat

High pressure expected to continue


Brutal heat across Texas this week will have the state rivaling the hottest locations on the planet. A dome of high pressure with dangerous heat and high humidity across the state has lead local officials to warn people to take precautions. 

According to the National Weather Service, heat causes more deaths across the country than other weather events. It is especially dangerous for young children, the elderly, and those with health conditions. 

Extreme conditions are expected to continue into next week, with many areas experiencing temperatures well into the triple digits. 

Heat advisories have been upgraded to Excessive Heat Warnings. An excessive heat warning is used when the temperatures are expected to climb to 95-109 degrees with heat index values near 105-114. 

With the extreme heat the risk of fire danger also rises. Heat, gusty winds, and dry conditions are fuel for wildfires. Parker County is not under a burn ban, but outdoor burning of any kind is extremely discouraged. 

Be mindful of pets and animals during this stretch of heat. Provide plenty of water, shade, and an area to cool off. Asphalt can burn paws, so walking on the grass is advised. 

Stay hydrated, wear loose fitting clothing, avoid high-energy exercise at midday, stay in the shade, and know the symptoms of heat related illnesses. 


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