Local & Regional
8:47 am
Tue July 12, 2011

More Heat

Tulsa, OK – Heat warning for 16 northeastern Okla. counties

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A heat wave has prompted an excessive heat warning for parts of eastern Oklahoma and the implementation of a water rotation program for the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for 16 counties through Tuesday night. Except for the Oklahoma Panhandle, the rest of the state is under a heat advisory.

Oklahoma City officials implemented a water rotation program Monday for residents and the 12 communities that use Oklahoma City water. Those with even-numbered addresses can water on even-numbered dates, and those with odd-numbered addresses can do the same on odd-numbered dates.

The heat also set a new record in Tulsa for warmest minimum temperature.

The low early Monday was 86 degrees. The old record set in 2009 was 83 degrees.