Baton Rouge sets new warm streak record for May
Reaching 90 degrees on Wednesday afternoon, Metro Airport in Baton Rouge broke the record for most consecutive days in May to reach that temperature plateau. Including Wednesday, the month has now gone 13 straight days at or above 90 degrees. The current streak began on May 11. Unremarkable by Louisiana standards in June, July or August, such an extended warm stretch is unusual in May. Overall, May has been extremely warm following a cooler than average April. 22 of 23 days have been above average at Metro Airport.
In 2011 and again in 2012, thermometers made it to 90 degrees on 12 consecutive days. The streaks in 2011 and 2012 both started on May 20 and extended through the end of the month.
The WBRZ Weather Team is here for you, on every platform. Your weather updates can be found on News 2, wbrz.com, and the WBRZ WX App. on Apple and Android devices. Follow WBRZ Weather on Facebook and Twitter for even more weather updates while you are on the go.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
As renovations continue, Lincoln Theater doors expected to reopen early next year
WBRZ goes inside BRG ICU as they face fourth surge and staff...
Grieving mother opens restaurant in murdered teen's honor
Person killed in reported tubing accident on Amite River
Three different families sue EBR school system, claiming district turned blind eye...