San Antonio is facing extreme heat…again

San Antonio is facing extreme heat…again

SAN ANTONIO — It’s been the most common summer refrain in the Alamo City: keep water bottles handy, air conditioning turned on and umbrellas at the ready.

It is scheduled to continue for at least the next few days.

Another extreme heat warning is in effect for San Antonio to start the week with a stretch of triple-digit highs. Monday was the 10th straight day the temperature reached 100 degrees in San Antonio, putting us on track to experience one of the city’s hottest Julys on record.

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Credit: Keynes

A newly issued extreme heat warning affects several South Texas counties along the I-35 corridor and elsewhere, including Bexar, Comal, Medina and Guadalupe. The advisory issued by the National Weather Service is scheduled to last until 9 p.m. Tuesday — but could be extended — and indicates heat indexes, or “feel-like” temperatures, are between 106 and 109 degrees early this week.

Other Hill Country communities like Kerrville and Fredericksburg, along with Del Rio and Eagle Pass, are under a heat advisory.

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San Antonio verges on historic territory when it comes to extended 100-degree weather. Last year saw 14 days in a row, a number that could be reached in 2023 by the end of the week. We’ve recorded 23 total days of triple-digit highs so far this year, which is well below last year’s total of 58 days.

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Credit: Keynes

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) on Monday set a new all-time record for power demand for the fourth time this summer. In Bexar County, CPS Energy is making it easier for San Antonians to know where to set their thermostats when heat and energy use is high, officials say They mention the population Never leave pets and children in cars during extreme heat.

It’s important to hydrate often if you find yourself outside for an extended period of time in this dangerous heat. Make sure to wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing, and check on your loved ones who do not have air conditioning.

You can find more information here, including how to tell the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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