ENID, Oklahoma— Although a one-day heat advisory has ended, local officials say residents of Garfield County and surrounding areas will still need to take precautions.
Although the National Weather Service’s heat advisory in place for the past few days ended at 8 p.m. Friday, temperatures this weekend are still expected to hit a high of 101 degrees, according to the NWS.
Garfield County Emergency Management Director Mike Honigsberg advises people to limit their time outdoors if they can and should wear light colors to reflect sunlight.
People should drink “lots of fluids, no caffeine if you can avoid it…and replenish (their) electrolytes,” Honigsberg said.
If someone needs to work outdoors, they should try to do so early in the morning and later in the day after sunset, Honigsberg said. When working outdoors, it is important to watch out for signs of heat stroke. When working outdoors, if you stop sweating, you should take a break, cool down, and possibly seek medical attention.
Garfield County and its neighbors to the west have spent the past month in severe drought, according to the National Drought Monitor. Temperatures in Enid reached 110 degrees.
Enid has a 20% chance of rain on Tuesday, according to NWS. However, Garfield County and surrounding counties to the west are expected to remain in a dry spell for the foreseeable future, according to the US Drought Monitor.