Saturday, July 7, 2012

Unrelenting - and record - heat in the US

Here's Climate Central's view of what's happening in the US during the past week:
And here's what they say:
During the height of the heat wave from June 28 to July 4, a whopping 3,400 warm temperature records were set or tied across the country. . .
Incredibly, there were 164 all-time high temperature records set or tied during June (152 of which were for temperatures of 100°F or higher), including 23 in Colorado, and 21 in Kansas as well as Tennessee.
Setting all-time high temperature records during June is especially unusual since July and August are warmer months on average, making it easier to set all-time warm temperature records later in the summer.
We need to act, and now.

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