It’s Extra Hot In Colorado. If You’re Feeling ‘Headache-y,’ Drink Water And Eat A Banana

July 19, 2019
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Lifeguard and high school senior Nolan Lamson does a trick off the diving board at Eldorado Springs Pool Resort, just outside Boulder, Colo., Monday Aug. 19, 2013.

Some Front Range cities either tied or broke heat records Friday.

The National Weather Service said Pueblo broke 2018’s record of 104 degrees when it reached 105 degrees just after 3 p.m. 

Lamar reached 109 degrees, the National Weather Service reported. 

Tim Bewley, a physician's assistant at High Plains Community Health Center in Lamar, said he’s treated four patients this week for heat-related issues. 

“My last patient was a young man with early heat exhaustion. He works outside 10 hours a day and he's been having you know, headache, light-headedness, fatigue,” he said. “If they wait until they’re headache-y or they’re feeling nauseated, then it’s too late.”

Bewley said people should drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. They should also make sure they’re getting electrolytes like sodium and potassium, especially if they’re working outside like many people in Lamar do. 

Both Colorado Springs and DIA tied 2005 records, hitting 97 and 101 degrees respectively, the National Weather Service said. 

Although the heatwave will persist for the eastern portion of the U.S. this weekend, cooler temperatures and the chance for rain are forecasted in Colorado. The northeast plains are expected to have a cold front, particularly near the foothills and the Palmer Divide, the National Weather Service said.