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High temperatures expected to cross 100-degree mark in Oklahoma City on Saturday

High temperatures in Oklahoma City are expected to reach 101 degrees Saturday. That would be the city’s first triple-digit day of the year, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet weather network.
by Silas Allen Published: July 26, 2014
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                   Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

It was bound to happen eventually.

The high temperature in Oklahoma City is expected to reach 101 degrees Saturday. That would be the city’s first triple-digit day of the year, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet weather network.

With sweltering conditions continuing through the weekend, Oklahoma City-area paramedics reminded residents to be careful when working outside.

The National Weather Service’s Norman office issued a heat advisory for most of central and western Oklahoma, including the Oklahoma City metro area. That advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m. Saturday. Forecasters predict afternoon heat-index values could climb as high as 105 degrees.

Emergency Medical Services Authority officials issued a heat alert Tuesday, warning residents of dangerous conditions. That alert will remain in effect until temperatures drop substantially.

Paramedics responded to seven heat-related emergency calls by 3:45 p.m. Friday, EMSA spokeswoman Lara O’Leary said.

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by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
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