Excessive Heat Warning Issued For Much Of Northeast Oklahoma

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 11:27 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma – An excessive heat warning is in effect for parts of northeast Oklahoma as temperatures are expected to reach triple digits over the next few days.

The warning includes Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Haskell, Latimer, Le Flore, Mayes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pittsburg, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner, and Washington counties.

The warning remains in effect until 9 p.m. Friday.

News On 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer said heat indexes could reach 110 to 114 degrees.

"That can be deadly," he said.

This month has been the hottest June on record since 1911, Meyer said.  During that time, there were 29 days at or above 90 degrees and 18 days at or above 100 degrees.

So far this month, we've had 29 days at or above 90 degrees and one day at or above 100. 

Everyone is encouraged to take extra precautions during the extreme heat.  That includes:

  • Wearing light weight and loose fitting clothing
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Delaying strenuous outdoor activities to early morning or early