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Record heat possible again today

Record heat possible again today
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POSTED: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 12:56am

UPDATED: Monday, June 6, 2011 - 1:20pm

It is going to be another scorcher today across the state of Louisiana.  We broke several records yesterday, and it's not out of the question that we may break a few more today.  Please use caution if you are going to be outdoors for long periods of time, especially between the hours of 1-5pm where the temperatures could get to 100 degrees again.  Always stay hydrated, take plenty of breaks, and find shade and air conditioner as often as possible.  Also, do not leave a child or a pet in a closed vehicle for any amount of time during this heat.  Consider these temperatures and time frames when dealing with a closed vehicle.

If the high temperature is around 95 degrees outside:

In 10 minutes the vehicle will heat up 19 degrees, which would make it 114 degrees in the vehicle.

In 20 minutes the vehicle will heat up 29 degrees, which would make it 124 degrees in the vehicle.

in 30 minutes the vehicle will heat up 34 degrees, which would make it 129 degrees in the vehicle.

in 60 minutes the vehicle will heat up 43 degrees, which would make it 138 degrees in the vehicle.

In 1-2 hours the vehicle will heat up 45-50 degrees, which would make it ~145 degrees in the vehicle.

Remember, once you hit a 107 degree body temperature, it can be fatal because that destroys all of the enzyme systems in the cells.

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