“So at typical May has about six days with temperatures of 90 or above. Well this past May we had 25 days where we were at 90 degrees or above. So if you think it’s been impressive, it really has been.”
Keim says you can blame the heat on a ridge of high pressure that’s allowing the Gulf of Mexico to send warm and humid air into the Bayou State. He says a hot start to the summer doesn’t mean we’ll see above-normal temperatures continue into July and August.
“The hope is that this is just kind of an anomaly that’s sort of playing itself out and we’ll go back to more normal conditions. But you never know every summer’s different.”