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Heat in the USA: meteorologists' warnings affect more than 70 million people

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun19,2024

Heat in the USA: meteorologists' warnings affect more than 70 million people

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An extreme heat warning issued Monday, June 17, affected more than 70 million U.S. residents as the heat wave moves east.

In the Mid-Atlantic states and New England temperatures will top 32 degrees this week. Increased humidity will make the heat even more debilitating, reports  Associated Press.

Last year, the United States experienced the largest number of heat waves since 1936, when abnormally hot weather lasted more than two days. Authorities again urged residents to take precautions.

Much of the Midwest and Northeastern United States are under heat warnings for possible or imminent heat.

Heat has been particularly dangerous in Phoenix in recent years , where 645 people died from it in 2023, which was a sad record.

On Saturday, June 15, the temperature in the city reached 44 degrees.

According to weather forecasters, the temperature in the first two weeks of June in Phoenix were on average 3.1 degrees above normal, which suggests the hottest start to June on record.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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