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County-wide burn bans through August 1

Brush fire in Del Valle burns 10 acres -- The fire was contained about an hour after the call came in alerting the Fire Rescue team to the presence of the fire. It burned an abandoned barn and shed. Overall there were a dozen or more fires along major highways in Austin. This was due to the dry and breezy conditions allowing prime conditions for fires and the ability to spread them quickly.
KXAN, Calily Bien, July 11, 2016


Monthly Change in Drought Monitor Classification

U.S. Drought Monitor, July 5, 2016
U.S. Drought Monitor, July 26, 2016

North Texas Storm Chances Slight, but Around -- There was a 10% to 30% chance of storms for the DFW area, which is difficult to come by in July due to a high pressure system to the left of Texas usually keeps storms from forming in DFW area.
CBS DFW, Jeff Ray, July 9, 2016

Weather watchers express concern over ‘flash drought’ -- During the last 30 days North Central, Central, and South Texas received less than 25% of the normal amount of rain. This flash drought was caused by the excessive rain followed by below normal rainfall amounts within a short time period. These dry conditions are expected to continue due to the La Niña, which typically had a drying and warming effect on Texas.
Herald-Zeitung, Robin Blackburn, July 14, 2016

Drought Monitor: 6 Panhandle Counties Now Abnormally Dry -- The counties currently under Abnormally Dry (D0) conditions are Oldham, Potter, Deaf Smith, Randall, Parmer and Castro counties. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor 93% of Texas was still out of abnormally dry conditions.
KAMR, Karl Wehmhoener, July 14, 2016

Drought conditions slowly returning to South Texas -- Aside from the 1/100th of an inch of rain that San Antonio received on the 21st, the area hasn't gotten any substantial rain since June. This lack of rain is taking a toll on the water supply and starting concerns of a drought condition for the area. Edwards Aquifer Officials have recommended to homeowners in the area to keep to watering in the early morning or late evening, as this current climate is expected to lower the aquifer by at least 10 feet.
KENS News, Jeremy Baker, July 22, 2016

Another ovenlike day, but rain coming to North Texas -- Temperatures hit 100 degrees Sunday, making it the third consecutive day temperatures reached the century mark. The high pressure system in North Texas has weakened to allow some moisture to spread into the region. For some areas, an inch of rain is to be expected. Weather to be expected for such areas are thunderstorms, strong downbursts, lightning and heavy rainfall.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Domingo Ramirez Jr., July 24, 2016

Drought conditions popping up on South Plains as dry weather lingers -- The entire state was drought free for the month of June, but as for July, the relentless heat has lead to a couple pockets of ‘abnormally dry’ areas in the state. One area in particular, Castro County, has only received 4.64 inches of rainfall this entire year. Statewide, only portions of 15 of Texas’ 254 counties were considered to be in a moderate drought as of July 21, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. This should be taken as a warning to those under strict water supplies, you're going to need more water, so will the plants and animals, so be respectful of your water.
Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Sarah Rafique, July 27, 2016


Reeves: Fish in stocked ponds are susceptible to hot weather -- As said by a Texas A&M AgriLife extension service expert, you need to keep an eye on your water stocks as we enter the dog days of summer here in Texas. If fish are in stocked ponds they may be at risk to oxygen depletion. Around this time of year, it is common for fish kept in stocked waters, not being refreshed, can experience oxygen depletion in the water. Ways to prevent this could be to install a simple motor to the pond to keep the waters moving, or a water pump to circulate and refresh the water daily.
Longview News-Journal, Randy Reeves, July 2, 2016

Texas Crop and Weather Report - July 6, 2016 -- Despite the heat and recent flooding, it appears that farmers are expecting a decent harvest this year. This is great news to farmers who previously were under the impression that due to all the recent downpours disease pressure should have shot through the roof for most farms and vineyards. It appears that the extreme heat in the state this summer is being balanced by the huge amount of rainfall received. Farmers who applied fungicide at the proper times after the heavy showers are showing good fortune this harvesting season.
AgriLife Today, Paul Schattenberg and Kay Ledbetter, July 6, 2016

For North Texas peach growers, ‘weather is big, big, big’ -- One peach farmer, Joe Rodrigs, lost all of his peaches to a hail storm. This was for 300 peach trees and they could not find any peaches worthy to save and sell. The B&G Gardens in Poolville lost 60% of their peach crop due to worms because they were unable to spray their 240 trees from excess water. The same farm had tomatoes, which did not suffer the same fate. Others were more lucky and were not affected by the hail storm. The Hutton Peach Farm has peach trees on 40 acres, which received excess water and the farmers were forced to spray for fungus and insects on foot because the tractors would not have done well in the muddy areas.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Sarah Bahari, July 7, 2016

Texas Crop and Weather Report - July 12 -- The weather is taking its toll on the livestock. Instead of eating and grazing as usual, the livestock are expending more of their energy in activities to cool themselves off such as going into the ponds and huddling under the trees. This causes a decrease in the quality of the livestock, and the lack of grazing is leaving farmers with excessive amounts of low quality browned grass. In the high plains area sporadic deaths of cows were reported due to the extreme heat. Thankfully, further south the cattle is doing above average with the extra rain in the area.
AgriLife Today, Adam Russell, July 12, 2016

Texas Crop and Weather Report -- Overall, the heat has been brutal for plants in pastures, gardens and crops over Texas. Many areas were reporting temperatures over 90 degrees with many surpassing 105 degrees. The non-irrigated fields were in decline. Rice fields in Houston were suffering from the high evening temperatures, since they thrive below 73 degrees and begin to suffer at 77 and the average nighttime high was well above that.
AgriLife Today, Adam Russell, July 19, 2016

Hot weather a concern for both crops and livestock -- Forecasted hot and humid temperatures could prove dangerous to crops and livestock. This is due to the massive high pressure that currently resides over the majority of the US creating a ‘heat dome’ making the summer heat dangerous to those who don't take proper precautions. The humidity for the area in question, Nebraska, is generally coming from the strong southerly flow by the high pressure system bringing moist warm air in from the Gulf. This hot air then causes transpiration in the crops thus increasing the humidity even more.
The Grand Island Independent, Robert Pore, July 19, 2016

Texas Crop and Weather Report -- Wildfire conditions have increased across the state due to the hot arid conditions present. The potential for ignition from sparks of dry lightning, outdoor workshops such as welding and improper precautions for burn piles coupled with a high wind velocity provides a strong wildfire scenario. Landowners should be aware of and adhere to local regulations on outdoor burning and prescribed fire planning. A good rule of thumb provided is to burn piles in a controllable location at dawn when morning dew can assist with controlling the fire.
AgriLife Today, Adam Russell, July 26, 2016

East Texas Experiencing Hay shortage Due to Inconsistent Weather -- It seems that the changing conditions from June’s downpours to July’s relentless heat has taken a toll on the hay industry. Hay farmers were unable to harvest early in June due to the flooding, which has already set them back in stocks of bales, but adding on the July heat making it more and more dangerous to harvest.
KAMC, No Author Specified, July 27, 2016


NASA: Melting Arctic ice leading to warmer climates, droughts -- Triple digit temperature to return Wednesday leading into the weekend with rain chances dropping to zero. Thursday and Friday are forecasted to be the hottest of the summer, but some rain is foreseen as a possibility leading into next week. Taking a look outside of Austin though, these drought conditions are causing ‘Texas sized chunks’ of arctic ice to go missing. This is expected to begin a feedback loop of warmer sea temperatures leading to melting ice.
KXAN, Claire Ricke, July 20, 2016

Significant Weather


After the Flood -- Ranchers along the gulf coast hit hard with flood season. Larry Winkelmann, a cow producer located between Austin and Houston has more than 400 acres underwater due to the state’s recent floods. Winkelmann stated that he got 18-25 inches of rain early in June and with saturated soil already there was nowhere for the water to go. Although with proper warning time, Winkelmann was able to get a majority of his livestock out of the danger area prior to the flood. Larry’s cattle weren’t the only ones to feel the rain though, many farms along the coastal plains have lost cattle to these floods and are now worried about the effects of all this rain on the remaining cattle’s health.
The Progressive Farmer, Russ Quinn, July 1, 2016

Heavy Rain, Lightning Impact North Texas -- Flood advisories have been put in place in parts of North Texas for Monday the 4th. The advisory was expected to drop by the end of the day but got extended due to prolonged flooded areas. The Independence Day parade was cancelled due to this but safety is the number one concern when it comes to the high water levels.
NBC DFW, Staff Writer, July 4, 2016

Search for SMU Police Officer Swept Away by Flooding Enters Third Day -- Mark McCullers was swept away by floodwaters while he was performing off-duty security. The water came from Turtle Creek and just took the vehicle away at about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Weather Channel, Eric Chaney and Sean Breslin, July 7, 2016

Downpours to drench Houston and San Antonio early this week -- Showers expected to spread from the lower Mississippi valley to Central and Eastern Texas in the next couple days. Places like Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Houston and Waco, Texas, will all be under the threat of these heavy thunderstorms. The storms are expected to stall over areas due to slower winds in the upper levels which could lead to long downpours and flash flooding. Low lying and poor drainage areas would be most susceptible to these showers, so residents in such areas should take extra precautions.
Accuweather, Kristina Pydynowski, July 25, 2016

Texas DPS urges residents to prepare for future storms -- Texas DPS warns citizens to stay on the watch for potential hurricanes and tropical storms in the area. Despite the heat of the summer, it is still hurricane season and it is still important to have evacuation and safety plans for the case of tropical storms. Hurricanes can devastate coastlines along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, so cities such as Houston, Galveston, and South Padre should still be wary and keeping an open eye to the possibility of such storms.
CBS Austin, KEYE TV, July 26, 2016

North Texas weather: Humid, hot with slight chance of rain -- Thursdays rainfall in the DFW area was scattered, leaving some areas such as Meacham Airport with a little more than half an inch, but DFW airport got none at all. This is unfortunate for the area as they have not had much rainfall in the area for the month of July. The chances for rain in the area drop from Friday’s 10% to nearly zero after the temperatures have a chance to get back up, which they will leading into the weekend. Expect to see triple digit heat again by the beginning of next week.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Rafael Sears, July 29, 2016

Warm Weather

Independence Day weekend looks to be hottest of the year so far -- This holiday weekend expect more than firecrackers to be the source of some heat. It looks to be hotter than any other weekend this year, so taking precautions for the heat is a must. These high temperatures are due to the upper level high dominating the weather pattern right now. STAY HYDRATED.
The Morning Telegram, Staff Writer, July 1, 2016

Newsflash: It’s hot and only getting hotter -- Meteorologist from the National Weather Service noted that the North Texas area is expected to reach triple digit heat by Tuesday if it doesn’t happen over the fourth of July weekend. Even if temperatures fail to reach 100 degrees over the holiday weekend, the extra humidity will help things feel over 100 degrees thanks to the heat index. Hydration will be a must for anyone staying outdoors.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Azia Branson, July 2, 2016

Hot weather poses risks -- Denton county residents have been taking precautions according to the extreme heat advisory that lasts until 8pm on July 6th. The temperature in Denton County will stay in the mid-to-high 90s through next week, though the temperature isn’t expected to crack 100 degrees, it’s still important to avoid staying outside in the hot, humid conditions. With the heat index above 105 predicted for this week, the proper heat precautions need to be taken. One cannot rely on sweating alone to stay cool as said by Zachary Goldman, an emergency physician in the Denton area. The humidity will make you sweat more, you will not feel cooler, and you will be losing body fluids much faster.
Denton Record-Chronicle, Rhiannon Saegert, July 6, 2016

High could reach 100, will feel even hotter in North Texas -- The National Weather Service forecasted 7 days with no rain and temperatures reaching highs in the upper 90s. This felt more like triple digit heat though, because of the extra humidity in the area and heat indices reaching 107 forecasted in the week.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dylan Bradley, July 7, 2016

Austin’s heat streak continues: More triple-digit heat index values ahead -- Areas in Central Texas east of I-35 were expected to reach heat indices of 106 to 109 degrees. The other part of the region was almost as hot with their heat indices expected to be 101-105 degrees. It would also be humid and sunny in the region.
The Austin American-Statesman, Staff Writer, July 8, 2016

Highs near 100 every day this week -- Austin hit the 100 degree mark for the third time this year. The humidity was predicted to decrease, which helps the outdoors feel more pleasant. The maximum heat indices were predicted at 104-107 for the area.
KEYE, Chikage Windler, July 9, 2016

Sticky, hot Sunday in Central Texas -- The high relative humidity reaching 80 and 90% was making the weather more uncomfortable for everyone outdoors. By the end of the day the National Weather Service expected temperatures to reach 98, but the humidity made it feel like 104 degrees outdoors. The heat was expected to stick around for the rest of the week.
The Austin American-Statesman, Staff Writer, July 10, 2016

U.S. Faces Dramatic Rise in Extreme Heat, Humidity -- Texas had 26 more above 90 degree days than normal. Six areas including Austin, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi were in the top 7 cities with the greatest increase in 95 degree days.
KBTX, Climate Central, July 13, 2016

Analysis: Climate change could leave McAllen and Brownsville with dangerous heat -- An analysis of the future climate for some Texas cities by Climate Central shows a steady incline in amount of days with dangerous temperatures, defined to be temperatures above 105 degrees Fahrenheit. This trend is predicted to last until the year 2050.
KGBT, Patrick Chalvire, July 13, 2016

North Texas: Expect triple-digit temperatures this week -- The highs were expected to be near 101 for the North Texas area. Later in the week the highs were less hot at 100 and 97 degrees for the forecast.
The Fort Worth Star Telegram, Staff Writer, July 17, 2016

Four people in El Paso have died due to triple-digit heat, the health department says -- The people who died ranged in age from mid-30s to early 80s. The three women and man were all in different areas of El Paso. Three of the deaths were of heat stroke and the fourth was from heat exposure. Sadly these deaths could have been prevented if they knew the signs of heat exhaustion. Some symptoms include heavy sweating, weakness, fast or weak pulse, nausea and cold or clammy skin.
KFOX, Jessica Gonzalez, July 19, 2016

Austin hits 100 for 5th-straight day; 14th 100-degree day of 2016 -- Austin has hit yet another day with temperatures above 100 degrees. These temperatures were taken at Camp Mabry, Austin’s primary temperature recording station. This is the 5th straight day Austin has felt these temperatures and the 14th day this year. These temperatures do not take humidity into account, so the heat index has actually been showing around 106 and forecasted to increase to about 108 by the end of the week. Also with winds of 10-15 knots this has dramatically increased the chances for brush and grass fires.
The Austin American-Statesman, Roberto Villalpando, July, 23, 2016

Record Highs Possible in Parts of the Northeast Through Tuesday; Western Heat Expands -- As record highs are expected for parts of the Northeast, some relief from the relentless heat may be coming to Central US, but as for Southern US heat indices could reach up to 110 degrees early this week. Even states along the Western coast aren't exempt from the heat, with highs reaching the upper 90’s up to Oregon. High pressure ridge has prevailed over the majority of the weather in the US over this summer, creating this atmospheric ‘heat dome’.
The Weather Channel, Tom Moore, July 25, 2016

Cool Weather

Hot days ahead, but Waco hasn’t hit 100 yet -- Waco has been dodging the triple digits this summer but are still feeling the heat. NWS has still implemented a heat advisory for the area and are urging caution to people who go outside. Water Parks are being heavily used in the area while people attempt to stay cool while still getting some time outside. Enjoy the outdoors responsibly.
Waco Tribune, Kristin Hoppa, July 6, 2016

Triple Digit Heat In Store For The Brazos Valley This Week? -- The Brazos Valley Easterwood Airport was on 338 days without reaching 100 degrees or higher. In the next week 100 degrees were forecasted, and if it is missed, it will be extremely close. The meteorologists also predicted muggy conditions and heat indices close to the actual temperature.
KBTX, Staff Writer, July 18, 2016

Severe Weather

Shoppers stranded inside as strong winds rip off Home Depot Roof -- At a Home Depot located just outside of San Antonio, hail damage repairs were being conducted on the roof when strong winds came in and blew all the existing repairs away.
WPVI, Staff Writer, July 1, 2016

Storms bring record-setting July 4 rain to North Texas -- As stated in the article above a flood advisory was placed on some areas in North Texas for this holiday weekend and the weather delivered. Storms in the DFW area set a record rainfall amount of 1.87 inches on the 4th only. The independence day parades were cancelled and/or delayed due to this rainfall.
KDFW, Staff Writer, July 4, 2016

Several Overnight Fires Blamed On Lightning Strikes -- Lightning struck a few homes and caused fires. The storms that brought record setting rainfall amounts for the holiday, also brought a thorough amount of lightning to the area of Dallas/Fort Worth. The lightning started up several overnight fires in the residential areas, but thankfully nobody was found to be hurt. The wind could have proved to be an accomplice to the danger of the fire, but little wind damage was found.
CBS DFW, Staff Writer, July 5, 2016

Irving Apartment Complex Suffers Storm, Wind Damage -- Some wind damage was found after the overnight storms, some light damage to cars but also some heavier damage done to metal carports around some apartment complexes leading to some collateral damage on the apartments themselves and the surrounding vehicles. No injuries to the winds have been reported.
NBC DFW, Chris Van Horne, July 5, 2016

Storms expected this morning and early afternoon, but threat for severe weather remains low -- Storms are expected to occur in the DFW area some time in the morning and afternoon, but the threat for any more severe weather is predicted by National Weather Service Meteorologist Lamont Bain. Some hail and high winds could be expected but that crossing the line to severe is doubtful. Muggy air is to be expected throughout the day as well as temperatures topping out around the upper 90’s.
The Dallas Morning News, Naheed Rajwani, July 5, 2016

Will a disturbance bring showers next week? -- A high pressure ridge was over the Corpus Christi area keeping any storms or showers from happening. Instead, heat from the day would be met with excessive Gulf of Mexico moisture causing the heat indexes to approach unsafe levels. The overnight hours in the area were reaching record high levels.
KRIS TV, John Honoré , July 7, 2016

Line of storms move across North Texas -- Winds were forecasted reach up to 65 mph, with the possibility of small hail. Lightning from the storms caused two fires in Frisco. Plano also had one fire caused by lightning and a second fire still under investigation.
WFAA, Staff Writer, July 15, 2016

Windy weather and thunderstorms roll through the Borderland -- Hudspeth was under a severe thunderstorm watch. Borderline drivers were cautioned to be careful with the low visibility. Winds knocked down a powerline, which left 2,000 people without power.
KFOX, Jesse Martinez, July 15, 2016

Plains Brace for Severe Storms as Heat Wave Looms -- Parts of northern Texas were under a severe thunderstorm warning. The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport had to delay 78 flights and cancel 26 more flights.
NBC News, Erik Ortiz, July 15, 2016

Waterspout comes ashore in Galveston -- A weather cell hovered over the causeway, so the National Weather Service issued a waterspout warning in Galveston. They also cautioned beachgoers to seek shelter between 61st and 91st street.
Houston Chronicle, Jessica Hamilton, July 17, 2016

Other Climate Impacts


Unusual July weather spurs complicated forecast -- Overnight 55,000 North Texans lost electricity due to severe weather. By morning 42,000 people were still without power. In Texas July is normally a relatively dry month, but North Texas already saw 90% of the typical rain seen in July within the first few days of the month. The storms are bringing down the chances that the DFW area will experience 100 degree temperatures this week.
WFAA, Alton Ashtieri and Majorie Owens, July 4, 2016

More than 12,000 without power in West Texas -- Power outage strikes the Texas midwest during the intense summer heat. The cause has not been determined but the effects are being felt by many. Over 12,000 people are estimated to be without power for at least a couple days. Stay cool out there in Ector county.
ABC News, Andrea Storm, July 6, 2016

July 29 deadline for some Texas storm victims to seek help -- The Texas victims of the April storms between the 17th and 30th have until July 29 to receive government help. This deadline was set by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The purpose of the aid was for aid in home repair and emergency related needs.
KBTX, Staff Writer, July 7, 2016

Draft report favors Texas in fight with New Mexico over Rio Grande water usage -- Texas is currently in a battle with New Mexico over the usage of water from the Rio Grande River. If Texas ultimately prevails, it could receive more than just extra water. New Mexico could be forced to fork over hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, experts say. Also something to keep in mind during this tug of war, the Rio Grande is only 13% at capacity and is drying up quick.
The Texas Tribune, Jim Malewitz

Monsoon Intensity Enhanced By Heat Captured By Desert Dust -- New study at The University of Texas at Austin has found that sand particles kicked into the atmosphere from deserts in places such as the Middle East can absorb heat and intensify the effects of monsoons. This could prove to be very helpful study especially to places dominated by monsoon seasons such as the Middle East. The effects on local climate to daily weather events could prove useful for areas that have dust events consistently such as the caribbean and even parts of mainland America.
UTNews, Monica Kortsha, July 28, 2016


Courtesy Patrol to the Rescue When Summer Heat is Tough on Cars -- Courtesy Patrol is a charge free service provided to drivers stranded on busy freeways. The patrol is put to very good use during the summer month especially due to the summer heat being very tough on cars, specifically tires. The summer months are obviously hotter by far than any other and have proven to create a lot of distress with unfortunate drivers losing tires to the super-heated roads.
NBC DFW, Noelle Walker, July 1, 2016

Find Out What it means when Sahara Dust Floats into Texas -- Winds in the upper layers of the atmosphere transported dust from the Sahara all the way across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States. This is good for us because it keeps the tropics quiet.
ABC 13, Tim Heller, July 11, 2016

NWS: Sweltering temps to continue -- Rain over the next seven days was expected to say at zero percent. The conditions were very dry and hot for Killeen residents. These same two conditions, though, also help increase the risk of fires. NWS meteorologist also warned to be sure to take their children and pets out of the car.
The Killeen Daily Herald, Clay Thorp, July 17, 2016

Weather Hazard Causes Several Accidents Near Oso Bridge -- Drivers saw a water spout, and they ended up crashing into each other. There were 10 cars involved in the collisions. Some drivers just stopped in the road in an attempt to stay safer, which caused other cars to crash into them. Many of the cars were towed with damage, but thankfully no one was seriously injured.
KIII TV, Staff Writer, July 19, 2016

Four Children Die in Hot Cars in Four-Day Span -- Four children have died in a four day span, all in different states. In Texas, a boy the age of 2 was left in a hot car when parents went to church and forgot him. In Missouri, a boy was forgotten in the car in the driveway of his own house. These are but a few cases of people who have lost their lives to the heat. This should serve as a reminder for us all to not forget personnel in vehicles in this summer heat. Always carry water and if you see a child or pet locked in a car in the summer heat, get help immediately.
The Weather Channel, Sean Breslin, July, 26, 2016


Educator offers tips on teaching climate change -- Due to the controversy and common misconceptions of climate change teaching about climate change in schools such as Texas A&M University can leave professors unsure how to respond when confronted by students with questions. A workshop was provided to teachers from kindergarten to 12th grade lead by Texas A&M atmospheric professor, Gunnar Schade. The workshop, which counted toward the teachers' required professional development training hours, focused on the scientific evidence of the Earth gradually warming over the past few years because of human activity, as well as how to debunk several common myths regarding the subject.
The Eagle, Elizabeth Kamenicky, July 22, 2016


NOAA predicts low brown shrimp season off Texas, Louisiana -- The excessive rain brought more fresh water to the estuaries, which causes some problems for the shrimp who mature there. In the Gulf of Mexico the oxygen levels in the water were low off the coast.
WDSU News, Staff Writer, July 12, 2016


Extreme heat advisory continues in South Texas on July 4 -- This independence day weekend will be a hot one. Along with being predicted to be the hottest of the summer so far, South Texas has initiated an extreme heat advisory continuing throughout the weekend. Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 90’s with heat indices between 108-112 degrees. In these temperatures hydration is a must, with the threat of heat exhaustion and heat stroke all precautions must be taken before going outside this holiday weekend.
San Antonio Express-News, Elizabeth Zavala, July 3, 2016

Emergency responders urge caution during hot weather -- In the city of Austin, emergency responders are urging people to be careful while outside in the summer heat. With heat advisories in effect and heat indices soaring to the triple digits, being outside is nothing short of a threat to health if the proper precautions aren't met. Staying hydrated and keeping a source of cool fresh water around while outside is an absolute must this time of year. Responders also urge to take the same caution when dealing with your pets such as dogs. Proper walking times for your dog are recommended to be before 6am and after 8pm.
KEYE TV, Juliette Dryer, July 6, 2016

Hiker Dies of Apparent Heat Stroke In Texas Park -- Authorities stated that a hiker was found dead at Palo Duro Canyon park, apparent cause of death, heat stroke. The temperatures the hiker was estimated to be experiencing were over 100 degrees. Without a proper source of cool water, the hiker could have easily began to feel the effects of heat exhaustion leading to a heat stroke.
CBS DFW, Staff Writer, July 6, 2016

The Latest: Texas teen, woman killed when storm hits camp -- A female volunteer from Texas traveling with a Boy Scouts of America club was killed by a storm passing through along the US-Canadian border. The storm reportedly came unexpectedly and killed by a falling tree caused by high winds in the storm.
KAKE News, No Writer Specified, July 21, 2016

Hot Valley Weather and the Games of Texas -- The Rio Grande Valley weather is proving to be the toughest opponent athletes competing at the Games of Texas are having to face. Athletic events are supposed to be held this week but the health of the athletes must be taken into account when temperatures are forecasted to be 100+ degrees for the next couple days. Top priority has been given to the athletes and the fans in the bleachers whom have been given tents and supple amounts of water and fans to cool off. Still reminders to everybody in the stands to drink plenty of water and to stay out of the sun as much as possible are constantly going out.
KVEO, No Author Specified, July 29, 2016

Officials Investigating Weather Connection in Hot Air Balloon Crash That Killed 16 in Texas -- A hot air balloon crashed last Saturday that tragically cost the lives of 16 Texans. The cause of the crash is suspected to be foggy conditions due to a low cloud. This drop in visibility is suspected to disable the pilots from seeing the power lines in which they reportedly crashed into according to a witness seeing the balloons go up in a ‘ball of flames’ once they hit the power lines.
The Weather Channel, Ada Carr, July 30, 2016

Hot Air Balloon Crashes In Central Texas, Killing 16: What We Know So Far -- New evidence and witnesses reveal more about the crash that occurred in Lockhart, Texas. Officials state that the crash happened about 3 hours into the flight, where it struck a power line and caught fire. The basket material was found ¾ of a mile away from the balloon material suggesting the ignition lead to an explosion of sorts of the balloon itself. Identifying the 16 bodies is reportedly going to be a ‘long process’.
KERA News, KERA Press, July 31, 2016

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