Extreme heat is dangerous because it can push your body temperature beyond its limits. If your body can’t cool itself fast enough, permanent damage or even death can occur. When there's a heat risk in New Orleans, the National Weather Service issues alerts. Sign up to receive emergency alerts.
Heat Advisory: the forecasted heat index* is higher than 108°F or the forecasted temperature is higher than 103°F for 1 to 2 days
Excessive Heat Warning: the forecasted heat index is higher than 113°F or the forecasted temperature is higher than 105°F for at least 2 days
*Heat Index: how hot it feels when relative humidity is added to air temperature