Before you're tempted to say, “it's summer, what do you expect?”, consider the forecast highs each day. The dark orange and reds here show where high temperatures will be well above normal. This heat, combined that with high humidity, mean heat index values well above 100 °F! pic.twitter.com/x4pzzdqyTA
— National Weather Service (@NWS) July 18, 2019
Europe had experienced smoldering temperatures several weeks ago but now it is possible that it may go through a second one as the US and Canada are also experiencing their own. Temperatures are expected to climb to over 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
More than half of the mainland United States, from the Rocky Mountains to the East Coast, has been engulfed by extreme temperatures and high humidity since early this week. The National Weather Service on Thursday said the “widespread and dangerous” heat wave will persist into the weekend.
It is expected that occurrences such as these would increase in the future as climate change continues to take its toll on the weather and the environment. If things were to remain the same, we might be in for some really extreme and unpredictable weather patterns.
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