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Just getting warmed up... Baton Rouge hits 90 for first time in 2022

2 years 2 months 1 week ago Friday, May 06 2022 May 6, 2022 May 06, 2022 9:33 PM May 06, 2022 in Weather
Source: WBRZ Weather

On Sunday at approximately 2:45pm, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport reached an air temperature of 90 degrees for the first time in 2022. This comes as the Capital Area is just beginning a stretch of unseasonably warm temperatures, with several records possible. CLICK HERE for the latest forecast.

As Baton Rouge anticipates many more 90° high temperatures, here are 9 stats about the 90s.

  1. Baton Rouge reached 90° for the first time in 2021 on April 28.
  2. Annual averages show the Red Stick recording its first 90° temperature by May 14.
  3. The earliest 90° day on record is March 2, 1909. *This is an amazing mark, which distances itself by more than a month from the next earliest 90° reading on April 10, 1908.
  4. The latest into the year it has taken Baton Rouge to reach 90° is June 10, 1950 & June 10, 1976.
  5. The latest into the year, the Capital City has recorded the last 90° high is October 27, 1907.
  6. On average, the last 90° high occurs on October 3.
  7. The earliest that the area has ever experienced the final 90° high for the year was September 6, 1979.  
  8. The maximum number of days that the Capital City has reached 90° or above was 127 in 1963. Two years earlier in 1961, only 30 days reached 90°, the fewest on record.
  9. On average, Baton Rouge spends (can’t make this up) 90 days per year in the 90s.

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