Heat Wave Shatters Records Across U.S.
It is July of course and we expect the temperatures to climb. But so far this July has been one for the record books. According to a report on NBC Nightly News nearly 900 all time high temperature records have been broken so far this month.According to a report published Sunday by the National Weather Service it doesn’t look like the heat is going away anytime soon.
A combination of very hot temperatures and high humidity has created dangerous conditions across much of the central U.S., with heat index values as high as 126°F reported in parts of the Upper Midwest so far. Excessive heat watches, warnings and advisories remain in effect for a large portion of the Central U.S. Temperatures will feel like 100-110 degrees or higher in many locations during the afternoon hours and will remain high at night, offering no relief from the heat. In some places, the nighttime lows will exceed the normal daytime high temperatures. The dangerous heat wave will spread eastward during the coming week, with heat index values approaching or exceeding 100°F by mid-week for many locations across the eastern seaboard, including Washington, D.C.
Here in Central New York the outlook isn’t as grim with temperatures in the mid to upper 80′s expected for most of the week, hot but bearable.