Albuquerque Could Hit 100 Degrees Sunday »Albuquerque Journal
It’s getting hot in here.
Much of New Mexico could see triple-digit temperatures arriving on Sunday and Monday, while severe thunderstorms are possible this weekend for the eastern half of the state.
Albuquerque’s National Weather Service Office is warning the metropolitan area could reach a high of 100 degrees on Sunday.
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This high temperature would equal the Albuquerque record for June 13.
Santa Fe is expected to hit a high of 100 degrees on Monday, and Farmington will likely experience triple-digit heat on Sunday and Monday.
Scorching heat aside, a storm system could move through northeast and central New Mexico this weekend. Lightning, hail and gusts of wind can accompany these storms.
The weekend follows a dry and smoky week that broke multiple heat records.
Roswell hit 111 degrees on Thursday, which was the second-highest temperature on record in the city. The foreign capital of the world cooled to 106 on Friday afternoon.
Tucumcari hit 108 degrees on Thursday – the third hottest temperature on record in that city.
The New Mexico Department of Health says extreme heat increases the risk of heat-related illness.
“People… who work outdoors should take special precautions, such as traveling to cool indoor areas frequently, staying well hydrated and taking breaks often in shaded areas,” the Health Secretary said on Monday. Dr. Tracie Collins, in a statement.
Symptoms of heat exhaustion include clammy skin, dizziness, profuse sweating, nausea, headache, cramps, and weakness, according to NMDOH.
The most serious signs of heat stroke include confusion, a high body temperature, and warm skin.
Theresa Davis is a member of the Report for America body covering Water and the Environment for the Albuquerque Journal.