US weather by the numbers

The US continues to see warm temperatures as a heat wave sweeps much of the Northern Hemisphere. Here’s what the numbers say about the heat and how it’s affecting Americans:

  • Tuesday was the 19th day in a row that the temperature was so hot 110 or more The 18-day streak was broken in 1974 in Phoenix. The city’s high of 116 degrees also broke the previous record of 115 for the date set in 1989.

  • Phoenix set a record Tuesday – nine days – of low temperatures It was in the 90s.

  • More than 86 million people in the U.S. live in areas that will see dangerous heat levels Wednesday.

  • For 33 days, there is El Paso temperature is reached 100 degrees or more.

  • Both Sacramento and Stockton, Calif., were reached 109 degrees Sunday, a record high for the date.

  • Temperatures in the interior of Northern California range from approx 10 degrees above average Thursday.

  • Las Vegas is under one Overheat warning Through Saturday, temperatures are expected to reach 113 degrees this week.

  • Recorded in Las Vegas, NM Its maximum temperature The city hit 100 degrees on Tuesday.

  • Roswell, NM is predicted reaches 110 degrees On Wednesday.

  • An observatory in Hoona, Alaska, in the southeastern panhandle of the state. The record reached its peak 78 degrees on Tuesday, breaking the record for that date by one degree. High temperatures for July are usually near 63 degrees.

  • Boise Airport in Idaho was hit 105 degrees On Sunday, it was 11 degrees warmer than normal for that date.

  • Smoke from Canadian wildfires has spread southward. Portland, Ore. The air quality index on Wednesday morning was 174. A number above 100 is considered unhealthy for sensitive groups, and one above 200 is considered unhealthy for everyone.

  • San Angelo, Texas, hit 110 degrees On Tuesday, 20th day this year It was 105 degrees or so there. Last year’s total was 23. No day in 2021 exceeded 105 degrees.

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Camille Baker And John Keefe Contributed report.

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