Stories tagged: heat wave
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 24, 2019
2019 is likely to go down in the books as the warmest year on record in Alaska. Anchorage hit 90 degrees for the first time on record. It also measured …
Thu., Dec. 19, 2019
Australia’s most populous state of New South Wales declared a seven-day state of emergency Thursday as oppressive conditions fanned around 100 wildfires.
Wed., Dec. 18, 2019
Australia experienced its hottest day on record and temperatures are expected to soar even higher as heatwave conditions embrace most of the country.
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
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
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 …
Fri., Aug. 2, 2019
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
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
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
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 …
Wed., July 24, 2019
Europeans cooled off in public fountains Wednesday as a new heat wave spread across parts of the continent and is already breaking records.
Thu., July 18, 2019
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
Alaska’s largest city and two other state locations reached record high temperatures on Independence Day
UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019
Germany has registered a new temperature high for June, beating the previous record set just days ago.
Thu., June 27, 2019
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 …
Wed., June 26, 2019
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 …
Tue., June 25, 2019
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
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
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 …
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018
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
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 …
Tue., July 31, 2018
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.
Tue., July 24, 2018
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
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 …
Tue., May 22, 2018
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
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
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
Air quality worsened on Friday, but the smoky air didn’t stop people from flocking to rivers and lakes.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017
This summer’s extreme heat is going to continue well into next week along with smoky skies
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017
Air quality in Spokane deteriorated on Wednesday as wildfire smoke arrived on northerly and easterly winds
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017
An extended heat wave will combine with winds to allow wildfire smoke to drift as far south as Spokane and across the region.