Friday June 29th… Dear Diary. The main purpose of this ongoing post will be to track United States extreme or record temperatures related to climate change. Any reports I see of ETs will be listed below the main topic of the day. I’ll refer to extreme or record temperatures as ETs (not extraterrestrials)😊. Here is today’s main climate change post related hot topic:
Historic Heat Wave Day Two
Just like last year I obviously am doing a blow by blow, play by play of a very significant heat even for the United States. To recap day one I’ll repost yesterday’s maxes:
The most impressive reading from major cities on Thursday was Denver at 105F tying their all-time record maximum.
Heat advisories are starting to appear in New York State and Vermont, and the area of excessive heat warnings is growing in the Midwest:
Today and tomorrow near record heat will be pulled north and then east such that just about all major large cities from the Midwest into the Northeast will see temperatures at dangerously high levels:
The front pulling heat north and east will cool off Minneapolis. Denver will be some twenty five degrees cooler than Thursday by Saturday.
People are starting to note that this heat wave will be very long lived:
Over a week of 90°+ days could be in the cards. Some spots will approach their record for consecutive 90° days.
This isn’t an unprecedented event by any means, but it doesn’t mean the risk is low. Stay hydrated!
Little reprieve in the heat will be seen tonight and Sat Night. This is especially true for the
#Chicago urban heat island. For city of Chicago residents, call 311 or visit this link for heat and cooling center information: http://cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/ …
The heat was really in today in the Plains. Minneapolis nearly made the century mark. Denver “cooled” to a high of 97F. Nineties from this heat wave made their first appearance in the Megalopolis area.
The temperature in Chicago is still near 90 degrees at 9 pm this evening with heat indices between 100 and 105. Heat indices in the heart of the city of Chicago may not drop below 100 degrees until midnight. It’s this extreme nighttime heat that poses the biggest health dangers.
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