The heat and humidity combined to send the heat index anywhere from 105 to 110 this afternoon and meteorologists say this is just the beginning of a long heatwave. The discomfort already has people looking for relief.
EMSA reported responding to more heat related calls Tuesday, with a heat alert still in effect, but they expect to be busier as the heat continues this week.
Tuesday, the pool was busy at McClure Park in Tulsa, where people were jumping in to cool off from air temperatures hovering around 100. The heat index was even higher.
In Owasso, it was 96 degrees when Flip’s Shaved Ice opened at noon.
“When it’s hot like this, the whole week will be busy. Saturday will be really busy because it’s supposed to be hot,” said Carson Fink, who was serving up the snow cones.
In East Tulsa, Jennifer Brawner was mowing her lawn.
“You still have to get everything done, but you can try to work in the morning but if your schedule doesn't allow that, you sweat it out and feel better when you finish," Brawner said.