National Weather Service issues guidelines for lingering heat warnings in Central Texas

Travis and Williamson counties have echoed tips and guidelines distributed by the National Weather Service to aid Central Texas residents during today's record high temperatures.

Travis and Williamson counties have echoed tips and guidelines distributed by the National Weather Service to aid Central Texas residents during today's record high temperatures.

Travis and Williamson counties have echoed tips and guidelines distributed by the National Weather Service to aid Central Texas residents during Monday's record high temperatures.

Officials urge residents to seek shade, hydrate regularly and limit outdoor activity as much as possible. Austin Public Health and Williamson County and Cities Health District additionally stated to never leave children and pets in vehicles for any period of time.



The U.S. National Weather Service Austin-San Antonio Texas issued an excessive heat warning for today, warning temperatures could range from 102 to 110 degrees. The affected areas include Travis, Williamson, Hays and Comal counties, among others in Central Texas.

"The very hot temperatures will mean more people may get a heat-related illness like heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Learn the symptoms of heat stroke and heat exhaustion and what you should do if you get sick," Austin Public Health shared in a Facebook post July 19.

Austin Public Health reports that three children have died from heat stroke in Texas so far this year. Last year, seven children died in Texas due to heat stroke and 42 died due to heat stroke across the United States, according to Austin Public Health.

The National Weather Service expects Monday's temperatures to peak the week-long heat wave in Central Texas. Officials expect Austin's Camp Mabry weather station to record reach record highs Monday.

"Today will be the worst of the heat as temperatures decrease tomorrow," the U.S. National Weather Service Austin-San Antonio Texas said in a Facebook post. "But don't get too excited, temperatures will still be running well above normal."

By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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