Near Record Heat Heat Hits Buffalo

5:06 PM, Sep 10, 2013   |    comments
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BUFFALO, NY -- The heat is back once again. High temperatures were near record on Tuesday in the mid 80s in Buffalo. The daily record is 90 degrees F set back in 1955.

Temperatures were much warmer inland in the low 90s and heat index values near to around 100.

The high temperatures on Wednesday in Buffalo could tie the daily record high of 87 set back in 1925.

With kids back to school many districts are making adjustments to sports practices for Tuesday and Wednesday. "Shorten practices... consider adding water breaks every 15 minutes," Brett Banker, the Athletic Director for the Ken-Ton School District," said.

School officials say on hot days athletes won't be spending as much time out in the heat and aren't required to wear much gear. "One of the recommendations is to wear loose fitting clothing for football, go without shoulder pads, wear a helmet for periods of time," Banker said.

The Buffalo Public School District is also making changes to after school sports programs because of the latest hot weather. "Real feel temperatures is what we actually go by... we tell our athletic trainers and coaches to provide ample water for our student athletes as well as give frequent breaks," Aubrey Lloyd, Athletics Director for Buffalo Public Schools, said.

In addition to the procedures all coaches go through extensive heat training each year before school sports start.

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