BR gets first heat advisory of year

  // Sunday, 24 August 2014 20:50 //

The National Weather Service issued this summer’s first heat advisory for the Baton Rouge area Sunday as highs climbed from 95 to 100 across the Gulf Coast.

The heat index, which is a combination of the temperature and the relative humidity, was expected to reach between 105 and 112 degrees, said Tim Destri, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service based in Slidell.

Multiple heat advisories usually arrive every summer in southeast Louisiana — but this summer the first did not arrive until late August, Destri said.

Unusually cool temperatures throughout the summer, driven in part by three cold fronts in July and one in August, were behind the delay, said Fred Zeigler, also a National Weather Service meteorologist based in Slidell.

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