According to the National Weather Service, the Dallas/Fort Worth region experienced another record-breaking day of high temperatures, record heat on Saturday before a modest cooling trend arrived. Heat advisories are in effect from the Gulf Coast to the Southeastern United States and upper Mid-South.
Local temperatures reached 110 degrees Fahrenheit
According to the National Weather Service, local temperatures reached 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43.3 degrees Celsius), record heat , beating the previous record for this date established in 2011 by four degrees.
According to weather service meteorologist Ted Ryan, the heat dome that has been hovering over the state since June is expected to leave the region soon.
US News reported that a large area of eastern Texas, the majority of Louisiana and Mississippi, as well as portions of Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois, and the Florida Panhandle, were under excessive heat warnings, record heat.
Due to the high temperatures and consequently high demand for electricity, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, has requested the voluntary reduction of power usage from the 30 million people of the state five times this summer.
According to its website, ERCOT has seen record high peak demand for electricity ten times since June. Parts of Louisiana and Mississippi were also affected by the historic heat wave. Over the whole region, peak heat-index readings of 119 and 120 degrees Fahrenheit (48.3 and 48.9 degrees Celsius) are anticipated.
Temperatures are projected to rise above 100 degrees during September
The city of Jackson, Mississippi, was still under an excessive heat warning since Saturday’s high was predicted to be 103 degrees F (39.4 C), record heat. A further four million gallons of water are transported through the city’s water system each day as a result of the high temperatures, according to city officials. To help conserve water, JXN Water is requesting that residents reduce their water use.
In the meantime, severe fire weather conditions persisted in Louisiana, placing the whole state under an excessive heat warning and a burn restriction.
Since June 1, the region has experienced temperatures that feel warmer than 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40.6 degrees), according to the heat index reading as of Friday, according to Grigsby.
In a report from WSVN, temperatures are predicted to be a little lower for the Dallas region, which had experienced nine days with record high temperatures before to Saturday.
According to Ryan, temperatures are projected to rise above 100 degrees during September, thus highs above that mark are most certainly not over.
According to Grigsby, nearby Louisiana is also expecting a little reprieve.