The past month has been the hottest and driest 30 days on record for Baton Rouge and New Orleans, according to a tweet from Eric Blake, a Hurricane Specialist with the National Hurricane Center.

Jackson, Mississippi has also reached that record, according to the tweet.

The intensifying heat in Baton Rouge climbed to 103 degrees Monday — the hottest day yet this year and the record high for the day’s date, according to the National Weather Service.

Only 15 other times on record have temperatures in the Capital City reached 103 degrees or higher, said Alek Krautmann, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Slidell.