Heat indices over 105 degrees for 80 million Americans this weekend


An anonymous reader shared. This report from Axios:

More than 20% of the U.S. population — 80 million people — is expected to experience a temperature or heat index above 105 degrees Fahrenheit this weekend. Record breaking heat wave It persisted in most of the South, the National Weather Service (NWS) warns…

Aggravated high temperature Human-caused climate changeIt comes after several days of high heat and it happens immediately Danger to public healthTemperature index Relative humidity, combined with air temperature, is the sensation of temperature on the human body, and an index of 103 degrees Fahrenheit or higher can lead to dangerous hypothermia.

“Dozens” of temperature records could be broken across the southern US, including overnight highs, NWS he said.… About 115 million people from California in more than a dozen states Florida They were in heat Alarms THURSDAY MORNING… The threatening heat will continue in the southwest until “at least” July 28 and may spread to other parts of the country.

Global warming This year, climate change and global warming are at an all-time high. Higher temperatures are also contributing. The highest fire season recorded in CanadaAt least 27.1 million hectares have burned across the country so far.
On Wednesday, the city of Phoenix, Arizona — population 1.6 million — “experienced its 20th straight day with temperatures above 110 degrees Fahrenheit,” the article noted. And meanwhile, Austin, Texas (population 960,000) has “seen. 10th straight day Temperature above 105 degrees Fahrenheit for the first time in recorded history.

National Weather Service advisory? “Take the heat seriously and avoid spending too much time outdoors.”

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