Heat Alert Continues For Tulsa Area Tuesday


Monday, July 11th 2011, 9:35 pm
By: News On 6


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TULSA, Oklahoma – It's been weeks since we've had a break from the 90 and 100 degree temperatures.

Tulsa saw a record warm morning low of 86 degrees Monday. The previous record was 83 degrees, set in 2009.

The record-breaking heat has prompted EMSA to issue a heat alert for Tuesday.

On Monday, EMSA paramedics responded to sixteen patients with symptoms of heat-related illness. 

One of those cases was classified as serious. 

EMSA says this brings the total of heat-related patients since June 1, 2011 to 141.  

In a news release from EMSA, as the night time temperatures are staying in the mid 80's the temperatures in the morning jumps up as soon as the sun rises making it hotter for more hours in the day. 

More and more heat calls are being reported in the evening hours as people have spent all day in the heat.

News On 6 meteorologist Alan Crone says while the heat is here to stay for at least the rest of this week, there is a chance for showers Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning.

Read meteorologist Alan Crone's weather blog

There are currently two cooling stations open in Tulsa:

  1. Tulsa County Social Services
    2401 Charles Page Blvd, Tulsa, OK
    Operational hours: 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. 7 days a week
  2. Salvation Army Center of Hope
    102 N. Denver Ave., Tulsa, OK 
    Operational hours: open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Most of northeast Oklahoma remains under a heat warning until 8 p.m. Wednesday.

7/11/2011 Related Story: Excessive Heat Warning Continues For Most Of NE Oklahoma

People are encouraged to limit outdoor activities, drink lots of water and wear light-colored clothing.

Read more heat tips from News On 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer