Louisiana New Orleans has an all-time high extreme heat warning

Louisiana New Orleans has an all-time high extreme heat warning

New Orleans recorded an all-time record high temperature of 102 degrees on Wednesday. The record was first set on August 22, 1980. Slidell set the highest record ever at 104. More records are expected through Sunday. Another round of extreme heat warnings returns, and WDSU Weather Alert days continue. The summer we are experiencing has never happened before. We have now achieved or set 23 records. This summer we’ve had 15 to 100 degree days at the New Orleans airport. 4 of them were 101 degree days. On Wednesday, we tied the all-time record of 102. We also set records for consecutive 100 degree days. Before this year, this stretch was only two days in a row. From August 5 to 7, we broke that record streak by 3 days, and then from August 10 to 15 we doubled it by 6. The average monthly temperature for August is now 89.3 degrees. The hottest August on record was in 2011 with an average monthly temperature of 87.3. The record high was in August 2016 with an average monthly temperature of 86. This was the year ASOS equipment measuring temperatures had to be moved because the low temperatures were also reading hot. The equipment was near the construction site of the new airport. In August of 2016 and 2011, there were no days where the temperature reached 100 degrees. We are far from over the current heat wave. More records may be set until next week. That’s why heat alerts will continue. An Excessive Heat Warning and WDSU Weather Alert Day are in effect Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The high will be around 100, possibly as high as 104 in locations on the North Shore, and can feel as hot as 115. Be sure to limit strenuous outdoor activities and drink plenty of non-alcoholic and non-caffeinated beverages. We are not alone. Heat advisories and extreme heat warnings extend from the Gulf Coast to the upper Midwest, and from the Central Plains to the Appalachians. When dealing with extreme heat, it is the long period of high heat that stresses us out the most. That is why the expectation of such heat must be taken seriously. Make sure you have access to areas to cool yourself down. Also be sure to check on people of a certain age and/or those who may not have the economic means to keep calm. Pay attention to how you feel. Signs of heat stress are facial flushing, feeling dizzy, nausea, weakness, dizziness, heavy sweating, and extreme thirst. Signs of heatstroke are feeling very hot and having a severe headache along with feeling dizzy, nauseous and/or confused, loss of sweating, and a fast/strong pulse. For more help and resources on staying cool in New Orleans, click on this interactive map.

New Orleans recorded an all-time record high temperature of 102 degrees on Wednesday. The record was first set on August 22, 1980. Slidell set the highest record ever at 104. More records are expected through Sunday. Another round of extreme heat warnings returns, and WDSU Weather Alert days continue.

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The summer we are experiencing has never happened before. We have now achieved or set 23 records. This summer we’ve had 15 to 100 degree days at the New Orleans airport. 4 of them were 101 degree days. On Wednesday, we tied the all-time record of 102. We also set records for consecutive 100 degree days. Before this year, this stretch was only two days in a row. From August 5 to 7 we beat this record in 3 days, then from August 10 to 15 we doubled it by 6.

The average monthly temperature for August is now 89.3 degrees. The hottest August on record was in 2011 with an average monthly temperature of 87.3. The record high was in August 2016 with an average monthly temperature of 86. This was the year ASOS equipment measuring temperatures had to be moved because the low temperatures were also reading hot. The equipment was near the construction site of the new airport. In August of 2016 and 2011 there were no 100 degree days.

New orleans forecast

We are far from over the current heat wave. More records may be set until next week. That’s why heat alerts will continue.

New orleans forecast

An Excessive Heat Warning and WDSU Weather Alert Day are in effect Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Highs will be around 100, possibly as high as 104 in locations on the North Shore, and can feel as hot as 115. Be sure to limit strenuous outdoor activities and drink plenty of non-alcoholic and non-caffeinated beverages.

Heat alerts for Saturday

It’s not just us. Heat advisories and extreme heat warnings extend from the Gulf Coast to the upper Midwest, and from the Central Plains to the Appalachians.

New orleans forecast

When dealing with extreme heat, it is the long period of high heat that stresses us out the most. That is why the expectation of such heat must be taken seriously. Make sure you have access to areas to cool yourself down. Also be sure to check on people of a certain age and/or those who may not have the economic means to keep calm. Pay attention to how you feel. Signs of heat stress are facial flushing, feeling dizzy, nausea, weakness, dizziness, heavy sweating, and extreme thirst.

Signs of heat stress

Signs of heatstroke are feeling very hot, severe headache, dizziness, nausea and/or confusion, loss of sweating, and a fast/strong pulse.

Signs "Heat stroke"

For more help and resources on staying calm in New Orleans, Click on this interactive map.

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