US On Track to Break Over 100 Temperature Records Amid Heatwave

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Published on May 17, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

US On Track to Break Over 100 Temperature Records Amid Heatwave

US On Track to Break, Over 100 Temperature Records, Amid Heatwave.

NBC reports that much of the United States will experience its eleventh day in a row of record heat on May 17.

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Highs between 15 and 25 degrees above average have been forecast with temperatures reaching the mid-90s to low-100s across the Southern Plains.

Highs between 15 and 25 degrees above average have been forecast with temperatures reaching the mid-90s to low-100s across the Southern Plains.

Dallas, Amarillo, San Antonio and Roswell are all set to break record high temperatures this week.

Dallas, Amarillo, San Antonio and Roswell are all set to break record high temperatures this week.

As the heat wave spreads east, record highs are expected across the Southeast in cities like Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, and Orlando, Florida.

As the heat wave spreads east, record highs are expected across the Southeast in cities like Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, and Orlando, Florida.

According to NBC, over 100 new daily record highs could be tallied across the United States by the end of the week.

The current heatwave, combined with low humidity and high winds, fueled the Calf Canyon Fire in New Mexico.

As of May 16, the fire had already burned 280,000 acres, making it the state's largest wildfire in over 30 years.

NBC reports that the heat is also fueling strong storms across the country, increasing the risk of severe storms. .

NBC reports that the heat is also fueling strong storms across the country, increasing the risk of severe storms. .

On May 18, strong storms have been forecast for the western high plains and the Ohio River Valley.

On May 19, the Upper Midwest faces an increased risk of severe storms that could include strong wind, hail and isolated tornadoes.

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On May 19, the Upper Midwest faces an increased risk of severe storms that could include strong wind, hail and isolated tornadoes.

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The severe storm system threatens 8 million people from Des Moines, Iowa, to Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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The severe storm system threatens 8 million people from Des Moines, Iowa, to Minneapolis, Minnesota.


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