Latest North American heat wave Stories
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported today that temperatures in the lower 48 states in the U.S. were 8.6 degrees above average for March.
Last month, temperatures and precipitation in the contiguous United States averaged above normal, according to scientists at NOAAâ€™s National Climatic Data Center.
By CRAIG KOPLIEN Heat is the No. 1 weather-related killer in the United States. Heat waves have been responsible for an average of at least 237 deaths a year since 1997. In Wisconsin since 1982, heat waves have been responsible for more deaths than all other natural disasters combined.
Last year was the warmest on record for the United States, with readings pushed over higher than normal by the unusual and unseasonably warm weather during the last half of December.
By Jorene Barut-Phillips CLOVIS, California (Reuters) - The death toll from this week's brutal heat wave in California has reached at least 126, state officials said on Friday, although record high temperatures were finally easing.
By Jorene Barut-Phillips CLOVIS, California (Reuters) - The death toll from this week's brutal heat wave in California has reached at least 116, state officials said on Friday, as record temperatures finally eased.
The first half of the year was the warmest on record for the United States.
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