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Scientists confirm July set new global heat record

July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for man-made climate …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 7:22 p.m.

Dreadful heat, humidity envelops South with little relief in sight

Most of the South – from Texas to parts of South Carolina – will be under heat advisories and warnings as temperatures will feel as high as 117 degrees, forecasters …


Scientists link Europe heat wave to man-made global warming

The heat wave that smashed temperature records in Western Europe last month was made more intense by man-made climate change, according to a study published Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 8:41 p.m.

Walloped by heat wave, Greenland sees massive ice melt

The heat wave that smashed high temperature records in five European countries a week ago is now over Greenland, accelerating the melting of the island’s ice sheet and causing massive …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Heat, then hail: Weather and travel woes hit Britain, France

The temperature’s dropping but Europe’s troubles aren’t over: A record-busting heat wave gave way Friday to thunderstorms and hailstorms, bringing the Tour de France to a dramatic halt and causing …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 6:44 p.m.

Europe melts under Sahara heat wave, smashes heat records

Even ice cream, Italian gelato or Popsicles couldn’t help this time. Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just days fell minute by minute Thursday afternoon and Europeans …


New heat wave in Europe starts to breaks records

Europeans cooled off in public fountains Wednesday as a new heat wave spread across parts of the continent and is already breaking records.


Heat wave forecast prompts Chicago public housing checks

Public housing officials in Chicago are planning wellbeing checks on residents as the heat and humidity are expected to mount to dangerous levels


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Alaskans put away jackets, get out sunscreen amid heatwave

Alaska’s largest city and two other state locations reached record high temperatures on Independence Day


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 12:10 a.m.

Heat wave brings Germany new June high for 2nd time in days

Germany has registered a new temperature high for June, beating the previous record set just days ago.


Heat wave puts Italy, France on highest ‘red’ weather alert

France’s national weather service issued its highest-level danger alert Thursday as it warned that parts of the country could expect temperatures to reach an “exceptional peak” Friday amid a record-setting …


Europe sets heat records as much of continent sizzles

Torrid weather gripped large parts of western and central Europe on Wednesday, setting new June temperature records in Germany and the Czech Republic and forcing drivers to slow down on …


Orangutans, polar bears make a splash as Europe swelters

Orangutans at a Vienna zoo got buckets of water, lemurs in Rome enjoyed fruit icicles and a polar bear took to a pool in Germany as much of Europe sweltered …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Alerts issued in France as intense heat wave envelops Europe

More than half of France, including around Paris, was placed on an orange alert for intense heat Monday – the second-highest level on the scale – as very hot temperatures …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 3:40 p.m.

It’s so hot in Australia that snakes are seeking refuge in people’s toilets

In Australia, snakes sometimes slither into suburban backyards and homes. When the weather gets warm, they lounge in the sun. When it gets hot, they seek cool places. When it …


Red alerts for Portugal, Spain amid smothering heat wave

Residents and tourists in Portugal and Spain stayed in the shade or flocked to the beach Saturday as southern Europe sweltered in a heat wave that has produced near-record temperatures …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 5:55 p.m.

Hot African air brings scorching heat, dust to Europe

Hot air from Africa is bringing a new heatwave to Europe, prompting health warnings about Sahara Desert dust and exceptionally high temperatures that are forecast to peak at 116.6 Fahrenheit …


Animals, crops and people all suffer amid Europe’s heatwave

The heatwave gripping large stretches of Europe has already been blamed for deadly forest fires and crop failures. Now freshwater fish could be its next victims.


Death Valley high of 124 degrees forecast in Southwest heat

Scorching heat radiated across the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday, with the highest temperatures expected in California’s Death Valley during a week that forecasters say could prove to be the region’s …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Wildfires sweep through California amid heat rage

Firefighters toiled in stifling heat Saturday on the lines of destructive wildfires across the U.S. West, making progress against some blazes while struggling to tame others that have forced evacuations …


Temperatures to peak mid-week in Spokane, flooding continues on Okanogan, Pend Oreille rivers

Spokane area residents can expect heat in the low to mid 80s, and flooding continues on the Okanogan and Pend Oreille rivers.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 8:25 p.m.

Unofficial end of summer brings no heat relief in U.S. West

The heat has peaked for Southern California, but parts of Northern California are set to see it soar some more.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 11:56 a.m.

Ongoing ‘Lucifer’ heat wave stifles large swath of Europe

BELGRADE, Serbia – No wonder it’s been dubbed “Lucifer.” A relentless heat wave that gripped parts of Europe this week has sent temperatures soaring to record highs for several days, …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

Air quality worsens, but rivers and lakes are still a draw to beat the heat

Air quality worsened on Friday, but the smoky air didn’t stop people from flocking to rivers and lakes.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:57 p.m.

Hot weather won’t let go

This summer’s extreme heat is going to continue well into next week along with smoky skies


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 1:59 p.m.

Heat wave persists as Spokane air quality drops

Air quality in Spokane deteriorated on Wednesday as wildfire smoke arrived on northerly and easterly winds


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 7:56 a.m.

Air quality alert issued for Spokane as hot weather combines with wildfire smoke

An extended heat wave will combine with winds to allow wildfire smoke to drift as far south as Spokane and across the region.


Heat wave settles over the Inland NW

Temperatures are expected to bake the Inland Northwest this week with highs going from the upper 90s to 100 or hotter


UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 9:12 p.m.

Next big heat wave arrives next week

The next big heat wave hits the Inland Northwest next week


Beat the heat: Region gets creative under sweeping heat wave

Here’s a look at how people are escaping – and embracing – the heat wave that’s sweeping over the Spokane area.