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Event Heat
State LOUISIANA
County/Area CATAHOULA
WFO JAN
Report Source Official NWS Observations
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-08-05 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2007-08-16 18:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative During the first half of August, a heat wave took hold of the region and brought some of the warmest temperatures since the summer of 2000. This heat wave began around August 5th and lasted until the 16th. Between August 10th and 15th, the entire area reached 100 degrees or higher. Twenty three record highs were also set during this time with one location, Greenwood, tying their all time highest temperature at 106 degrees. In addition to the plain hot temperatures, humidity levels were quite high as well. As the temperature soared each day, high relative humidities resulted in heat index values between 105 and 112 degrees.
This heat wave was responsible for one fatality. The fatality occurred on August 8th, in Mount Olive, MS. A 17 year old male collapsed during football practice, then later passed away at the hospital.
The hot temperatures during the first and middle part of the month helped to contribute to one of the warmest months on record for August. Each of the six climate locations, or stations of record, recorded August temperatures in the top five warmest with two stations recording their warmest August ever. The warmest August ever occurred at Greenville and Hattiesburg.
Event Narrative


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAST CARROLL (ZONE) EAST CARROLL (ZONE) LA 08/05/2007 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CONCORDIA (ZONE) CONCORDIA (ZONE) LA 08/05/2007 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST CARROLL (ZONE) WEST CARROLL (ZONE) LA 08/05/2007 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TENSAS (ZONE) TENSAS (ZONE) LA 08/05/2007 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CATAHOULA (ZONE) CATAHOULA (ZONE) LA 08/05/2007 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKLIN (ZONE) FRANKLIN (ZONE) LA 08/05/2007 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOREHOUSE (ZONE) MOREHOUSE (ZONE) LA 08/05/2007 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) LA 08/05/2007 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICHLAND (ZONE) RICHLAND (ZONE) LA 08/05/2007 00:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K