Heat advisory forces some changes in North Texas

The heat advisory for North Texas continues Thursday though the weekend.

On Wednesday the state set a new record for energy use at a time when most air conditioners were running non-stop.

An Electric Reliability Council of Texas statement said the demand was 68,459 megawatts between 4 and 5 p.m. That broke the record of 68,305 megawatts set Aug. 3, 2011.

There’s no conservation alert in effect for now, but that could change as the week gets warmer. Visit www.ercot.com to monitor conditions.

The summer heat is forcing some high school football teams to change their practice schedules.

Most districts don’t allow outdoor activities if the heat index reaches 105 degrees and it’s been well above that during the hottest part of the day.

At South Hills High School in Fort Worth practice was moved inside. Other schools have moved practice to the early morning or after sundown.

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