Heat continues in region
Last updated 7/2/2021 at 11:51am
A heat advisory and red flag fire warning remain in effect today as temperatures are expected to continue to break the 100-degree mark.
The official high temperature for Havre Thursday, recorded at the National Weather Service recording station at the Havre City-County Airport was 101 degrees, just missing the record of 102 degrees set in 1990.
But unofficial temperatures listed at digital thermometers at businesses around town reported temperatures of at least 102 degrees.
The forecast in the region calls for continued heat, with the high for today predicted at 101 degrees, then cooling slightly with highs in the mid- to upper-90s Saturday and Sunday, then the upper 80s Monday and back into the 90s Tuesday and Wednesday.
A heat advisory and red flag warning both continue through today till 9 tonight.
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions, a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.
Any spark, man-made or nature-caused, could start a fire and fires may spread rapidly.
The advisory warns that the temperatures could cause heat illnesses and offers actions people should take to stay safe.
People should drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles, the warning says.
People should take extra precautions when outside. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing. They should try to limit strenuous activities to early morning or evening. People should take action when they see symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency condition, and people should call 911 if someone is experiencing heat stroke, the warning says.