Extreme Heat in Harris County
Hot and humid weather is typical within Harris County and Southeast Texas. According to the Climate Impact Assessment for the City of Houston, more extreme heat days, hotter nights, longer summers and higher energy demands are projected for the Greater Houston Area in the future.
When temperatures become extremely high and humidity levels peak, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps and dehydration become a concern. Extreme heat can also exacerbate pre-existing conditions such as cardiovascular disease, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and diabetes.