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8/1/10

August off to a hot start after 3rd coolest July in Lubbock

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By Tiffany Pelt - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – After one of the coolest Julys in Lubbock, temperatures will begin to heat back up the first week of August.

Last month goes down in the record books as being the third coolest July in Lubbock with the lowest temperature at 63 degrees. That's 20 degrees lower compared to last year. The record rainfall during the July fourth weekend is to blame.

While July never saw any triple digit temperatures, August will be much warmer. "I think today was the hottest. It was just too hot," Lubbock resident Ebony Pipkins said getting ready to stay cool in the South Plains Mall.

In the next few days temperatures will be in the high 90s possibly reaching 101 degrees. "The first week of August looks like temperatures will be about eight to 10 degrees above seasonal norms," National Weather Service meteorologist Todd Lindley said.

Many have gotten used to the cooler temperatures but now it's time to keep in mind all the dangers of heat exhaustion and stroke. "People working outside need to be sure and drink plenty of fluids, lots of water, and take frequent breaks," said Lindley.

For more information on symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke (click here).

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