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Dangerous heat continues in Myrtle Beach area and beyond

Volunteers in the Salkehatchie Summer Service suffered through the heat during their annual mission trip this year to work on homes for those in need.
Volunteers in the Salkehatchie Summer Service suffered through the heat during their annual mission trip this year to work on homes for those in need. jblackmon@thesunnews.com

In case you find comfort in numbers, Myrtle Beach is not alone in its current sweat-fest. Charleston, Florence, Hilton Head Island and Summerville join us in our continuing heat advisory, according to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for 16 counties along the state’s coast line and in the Pee Dee. Forecasters say dangerous heat is possible between midday and early evening on Tuesday. Heat index readings are expected to range from 103 to 112 along the south coast.

As the experts advise, stay safe by limiting outdoor exposure and drinking plenty of water.

For those keeping score at home, National Weather Service statistics show the record high in our area for June 23 was 97 in 1991. The record low was 60, yes 60, the following year. Average for this time of year? Around 86.

From staff reports

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