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Mon June 25, 2012
Triple digit heat recorded in North Texas
For the first time this year, North Texas experienced triple digit heat on Sunday.
The National Weather Service recorded 100 degrees at DFW Airport on Sunday, which was the first time that North Texas has seen triple digits this year.
After a long summer last year with a record breaking 71 days of triple digit heat recorded in North Texas, this could bring dread for residents in the region. But according to the National Weather Service, this year should be a normal summer with only about 18 days of triple digit heat.
With the high heat comes danger for your health. Last August, many heat-related deaths occurred in North Texas, including one Commerce woman.
The Texas Department of State Health Services says that symptoms of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating, muscle cramps, weakness, dizziness, nausea, weak but rapid pulse and headaches. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms. Get to shade or air conditioning and drink plenty of water.
Also with the heat comes the desire to go to the pool or play in the sprinklers! You can send your summer photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.