Children, the elderly, outdoor workers, and those without access to air conditioning are typically at the highest risk when temperatures soar.
AccuWeather Global Weather Center – June 9, 2022 – June is off to a sizzling start across much of Texas, and Mother Nature still has a few more unfortunate tricks up her sleeve. AccuWeather forecasters say the stifling heat that has been a staple for much of the state since the beginning of June is set to stick around for several more days due in part to an atmospheric traffic jam.
The overall weather pattern has been largely stuck in place for more than a week, which has allowed heat to build across the south-central United States and rounds of severe weather to target the Plains.
Unrelenting heat has already sent daily high temperatures soaring anywhere from 5 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit above normal for cities like San Antonio and Abilene, Texas, since June 1.
“San Antonio has been sweltering in record heat for many consecutive days, with new records officially established from this past Sunday to Tuesday, including back-to-back readings of 104 F on Monday and Tuesday,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Bill Deger said.
With no relief in the immediate future, residents will need to prepare for prolonged heat to continue into the middle of next week.
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