TULSA - If you've seen the 7 Day Forecast , you know summer heat is about to kick into overdrive.
Like we do during storm season, take time to plan for prepare for this extreme weather.
Unlike severe storms, which we often know about days before it happens, heat is much more subtle. It can creep up on you and cause some serious health problems like heat stroke and even death.
The last week of July to the first week of August is typically the most dangerous time for Tulsa as it records the hottest temperatures of the year , on average.
By the end of August, the sun angle is lower in the sky and the days a little shorter, allowing the heat to moderate.
But we are still far from that.
For now, it's probably wise to remind folks of the hazards triple digit temperatures bring. Even if you may know how to handle these summer rays, remember: It's our sick, elderly and children that are the most vulnerable.
So consider these tips to keep you and your loved one's safe:
Summer is just getting started and we still have many more weeks before we enjoy our fall temperatures.
Autumn doesn't begin until September 22. Just as in spring, prepare yourself and your family to do battle with the weather.
As I write this, I can hear our outdoor air compressor kicking in, so a reminder to not be shocked when you get your next electric bill in the mail. (pun intended)
Be careful out there!
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