Published: Thu, July 18, 2019
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

National Weather Service Issues Excessive Heat Warning

National Weather Service Issues Excessive Heat Warning

And scientists have warned that incidents of extreme heat are likely to occur even more frequently and for longer periods of time due to climate change. Heat index is the "feels like" temperature, not the actual temperature.

The heat and humidity is expected to combine to give us high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s, with heat indices climbing to between 100-110, setting the stage for a risky heat wave. There will be rain chances late Wednesday and Thursday, too, according to the National Weather Service.

As of now, the scale goes to 137 degrees.

Saturday will be 94 with heat index of 104. By the year 2080, there will be 127 days a year our area will feel like 105 degrees.

Almost everywhere in the continental United States, people will experience more days of unsafe heat in the next few decades, according to the study "Killer Heat in the U.S".

It's 90 degrees across most of New Jersey today.

That's still a lot (and note: we're not currently on track to hit that Paris agreement target), but the study authors say changing course now could still end up saving a lot of lives across the U.S.

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In keeping with a trend toward more humid heat waves, summer nights have warmed faster than daytime summer temperatures in the United States, according to NOAA data.

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"Nearly everywhere, people will experience more days of risky heat in the next few decades", she added.

More than 6 million people would experience "off-the-charts" heat days for the equivalent of a week or more per year on average.

Cities experiencing the most "off-the-charts" heat days would be: Yuma, Ariz. (32); Brownsville, Texas (31); Lake Jackson-Angleton, Texas (27); Lake Havasu City, Ariz. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

"Our future promises a hotter climate; there is no way to avoiding that outcome, " the analysis said.

Now that it's Cardinal's baseball time, the heat is on.

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