Summer is coming, Oklahoma! Okies will want to start preparing for those 100-degree days as they are right around the corner.

Oklahoma has seen some warm days in the month of June, and the first day of summer is coming up on June 20. According to the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahomans will soon be hearing these in the forecast: Heat Advisory, Excessive Heat Watch and Excessive Heat Warnings. These are expected to occur through the next couple of months.

What do each of these heat advisories mean?

The National Weather Service in Norman has provided a breakdown of what each advisor, watch and warning mean:

  • Heat Advisory - Dangerous heat conditions expected in the next 24 hours
  • Excessive Heat Watch - Dangerous heat possible in the next 24 to 72 hours
  • Excessive Heat Warning - Extremely dangerous heat expected in the next 24 hours
National Weather Service in Norman
National Weather Service in Norman

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Is Oklahoma expected to have an extreme heat summer?

It's looking like Oklahoma can expect a hot and wet summer. The Farmers' Almanac has predicted some of the hottest temperatures on record for Oklahoma this summer. And Oklahoma is expected to see quite a few warm summer showers.

According to the Farmers' Almanac, Oklahoma is expected to see a hot summer overall, like "sizzling temperatures," plus stormy weather.

How to prepare for hot weather in Oklahoma.

There's several ways Oklahomans can prepare for extreme heat before it strikes. Below are some tips from on how to prepare for extreme heat:

  • Freshen up on the signs of heat illness
  • Fans should not be your primary cooling method
  • Learn where your community's cooling centers are and places where you can cool off, like public libraries
  • Block out heat by covering your windows in your home and car
  • Keep heat out by adding insulation
  • Regulate heat in your attic by using a fan
  • Properly install window units by adding insulation
  • Contact the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) if you need assistance with paying your cooling costs, weatherization or energy-related home repairs

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