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Gulfport flirts with record for most consecutive 100-degree days

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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.

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.

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