Excessive heat warning issued as heat records fall

Dangerous heat indexes could go well beyond 113

Thomas Perumean
July 12, 2020 - 6:45 am
Dangerous heat indexes could top 113




Dangerous heat indexes could top 113


You are urged to get all outside work done by 10am, as a fiercely hot day with heat indexes well into the triple digits is forecast. 

A rare heat warning is up across the region. 

A heat warning is the highest possible alert that can be issued.

And one is up for all of South Louisiana.

The metro areas of New Orleans and Baton Rouge are listed, so are areas of Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena, Washington, St. Tammany, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingston, Assumption, St. James, St. John The Baptist, upper Lafourche, St. Charles, upper Jefferson, Orleans, upper Plaquemines, upper St. Bernard, upper Terrebonne and Tangipahoa parishes.

A record high temperature was set at Louis Armstrong International Airport when the mercury hit 99 degrees, but the heat index peaked at 116 degrees. 

Highs for Sunday are expected to hit the upper 90’s but the dangerous heat index, e.g.; feels like, will be in the dangerous triple digits. 

Everyone is advised to watch for symptoms of heat sickness and heat stroke. 

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