The Dernogalizer

July 5, 2010

Heat Wave to Bake Eastern Seaboard

Filed under: Climate Change — Matt Dernoga @ 4:07 pm

If you live on the East Coast like me, you’re in for a real treat this week.  Temperatures in my state of Maryland are going to be in the range of 97-103 degrees this week, which high humidity to accompany it.  A standalone week of heat isn’t enough to point to and say “global warming!” but I have no qualms reminding people it follows the warmest combined land+ocean surface temperatures on record from January-May, this is shaping up to be a record year for temperature highs.  This is very dangerous for the elderly and the young.  See excerpts below.

“Temperatures are expected to top 100 degrees this week in cities from New York to Washington as an intense summer heat wave hits the Eastern Seaboard and brings hot and steamy weather to New England, the Midwest and southward to the Carolinas.

The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories and excessive heat warnings for today through late Wednesday in New York, New Jersey, southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware, predicting that temperatures could spike to 102 degrees in some areas.”

“The heat will be compounded by increasingly high humidity levels, the National Weather Service said, explaining on its website that “surface high pressure over the mid-Atlantic states will keep hot and increasingly more humid conditions across the area through mid-week.””


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