Record temperatures continue to be reached in parts of the Magnolia State.
Saturday was the third day in a row that temperatures at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport exceeded 100 degrees, tying a record set a week ago for consecutive days of triple-digit heat.
This is breaks the daily record which was 99 set in 2007 and the 8th time this year that MSY has hit 100 or greater. Previous record for most 100 degree or greater days in a year was 5 in 1980.
— NWS New Orleans (@NWSNewOrleans) August 12, 2023
Last Saturday, calendar day heat records were set in both Jackson and Vicksburg, with the National Weather Service (NWS) confirming 104-degree marks in both cities.
As the excessive heat is expected to continue through Monday in some places, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is offering the following tips.
- Stay hydrated
- Limit time outdoors
- Stay in the shade when outdoors
- Wear light-colored clothing
- Never leave kids or pets in vehicles
- Give pets adequate shelter and water
The hottest temperature ever recorded in Mississippi was 115 degrees on July 29, 1930, in Holly Springs.