Storms likely in parts of Oklahoma
Storms will develop along a cold front Tuesday night. The storms can produce winds of up to 65 miles per hour and hail.
What is the weather for Tuesday?
A cold front will keep it slightly cooler in the northwest, but there is enough moisture for heat index values of 100 to 110 before the cold front.
Tuesday evening the front will move into central Oklahoma and storms are likely to develop. This broken streak of storms can be intense at times.
The main threat will be winds of up to 65 mph. Cold up to quarters would be possible on some of the stronger updrafts.
On Tuesday night, the rain and storms will finally end.
On Wednesday, behind the cold, front lows will be in the 60s and mid 60s. Wednesday afternoon highs will be cooler for some! It’s still very hot around the Red River.
Severe weather alerts:
6:30 p.m.: Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Lincoln, Oklahoma, and Potawatomi County until 7:15 p.m.
6:10 p.m.: Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Lincoln and Payne counties until 7:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.: Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Canada and Oklahoma Territory until 6:15 p.m.
5 p.m.: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Caddo, Canada, Cleveland, Comanche, Garvin, Grady, Hughes, Lincoln, McLean, Okfusky, Oklahoma, Pontotoc, Potawatomi, Seminole and Stephens County until 12:00 a.m.
Do Oklahoma residents lose an hour of light in September?
In September, Oklahoma will see a decrease in daylight as the Northern Hemisphere approaches the fall equinox.
This decrease will be about three minutes per day, and will decrease to one minute per day at the winter solstice.
What are the lake levels in Oklahoma?
To track Oklahoma Lake levels, click here.
How to stay safe in the Oklahoma heat
EMSA physicians in Oklahoma City and Tulsa respond to more than 250 heat-related sick calls each summer. These calls can range from minor aches to extreme heat exhaustion such as a person losing consciousness.
EMSA issues a heat medical alert when there are five or more suspected heat-related illness calls in a 24-hour period, and the alert expires when there are fewer than 5 calls per day.
For more information on thermal safety, click here.
What are some ways Oklahoma residents can stay cool before the soaring temperatures this summer?
Don’t exercise vigorously during the hottest times of the day, and wear light, loose-fitting clothing. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids to replace the fluids you lose due to sweating. To keep yourself cool, splash your skin with water and cover windows with a blanket or sheet during the day.
What are the signs of heat exhaustion?
The Centers for Disease Control recommends that adults watch out for signs of heat exhaustion which can be: heavy sweating, cool, pale, clammy skin, rapid and weak pulse, nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps, fatigue, dizziness, headache, and fainting. If these symptoms appear, people should drink water, move to a cooler area, or take a cool shower. Finally, medical attention should be sought if symptoms persist for longer than an hour.
What are the signs of heatstroke?
The CDC defines symptoms of heatstroke as: hot, red, dry, or clammy skin; Rapid and strong pulse. headache; Dizziness; nausea; Confusion and fainting. If someone is experiencing these symptoms, call 911 immediately and try to move the person to shade or a cooler area. Try to lower your body temperature by using cool clothes.
How to protect children from heat exhaustion and sunstroke
Parents and caregivers should be aware of the risks of heat exhaustion and heatstroke in young children and take precautions such as having them wear lightweight, light-coloured clothing, use sunscreen, and stay hydrated. To keep cool, activities such as playing in the water or in the shade should be encouraged, and a spray bottle can help increase comfort. Children suffering from heatstroke may also have a high fever or even seizures.
For more information about heat exhaustion and heatstroke from the CDC, click here here.
How do I keep my pet safe from extreme heat?
Pets are prone to dehydration and overheating in hot and humid weather. Owners should provide pets with shaded places, limit exercise, and keep them indoors in extreme temperatures. Signs of high fever include excessive panting, increased heart and breathing rates, drooling, weakness, stupor, seizures, bloody diarrhea and vomiting.
For more information on how to keep your pet safe, click here here.
How to protect your skin from extreme heat
Keep your body hydrated throughout the day and provide your body with a proper sleep. To protect your skin from damage, apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 every two hours. Be sure to wear protective clothing, use lip balm with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15, and avoid the sun between the hours of 10am and 4pm.
For skin safety tips, click here here.
Oklahoma City Refrigeration Centers
Capitol Hill Library Located at 327 SW 27th Street, 405-634-6308, open Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 1pm-6 evening
Warr Acres Library is located at 5901 NW 63rd Street, 405-606-3521 and is open Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 1pm-6pm
The Rockwell Plaza YMCA is located at 8300 Glade Avenue, 405-621-5858, Monday-Thursday 5 AM-9 PM, Friday 5 AM-8 PM, Saturday 7 AM-5 PM, and Sunday 1 PM-5 PM
Earlywine Park YMCA is located at 11801 S. May Avenue, 405-378-0402, Monday-Thursday 5 am-10 pm, Friday 5 am-7 pm, Saturday 7 am-4 pm, and Sunday 1 pm-5 evening
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