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Offbeat 'Heat Dome' brings death, misery to US for Fourth of July

22:30  04 july  2018
22:30  04 july  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

Dangerous, oppressive heat wave to scorch central, eastern US as 'heat dome' expands

  Dangerous, oppressive heat wave to scorch central, eastern US as 'heat dome' expands A dangerous and oppressive heat wave is forecast to scorch the central and eastern U.S. over the next few days. The worst of the heat will start in the Midwest on Friday before creeping its way east toward the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic by Saturday and Sunday.  Temperatures of 100 degrees will bake parts of the central and southern Plains into Friday, according to AccuWeather.The hot weather is courtesy of a strong upper-level ridge of high pressure, sometimes known as a "heat dome," which will park itself over much of the U.S. by the weekend, according to the Weather Channel.

Millions of Americans are spending the Fourth of July focusing their red glare at the mercury, as a deadly heat wave engulfs parts of the U . S . -- including an oppressive “ heat dome ” affecting the East Coast.

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Millions of Americans are spending the Fourth of July focusing their red glare at the mercury, as a deadly heat wave engulfs parts of the U.S. -- including an oppressive “heat dome” affecting the East Coast.

“Dangerous heat wave will continue across much of the central and northeast U.S. through the Independence Day holiday,” the National Weather Service warned on Wednesday.

The NWS had issued a number of heat advisories and excessive heat warnings for the Plains to the East Coast, warning of high temperatures in the 90s to the near 100s, as well as high humidity, with no relief expected anytime soon.

Heat wave to hit Northeast ahead of July Fourth

  Heat wave to hit Northeast ahead of July Fourth With the combination of high temperatures and humidity, it may feel as hot as 100 degrees this weekend.The weekend leading into July Fourth will see high temperatures and humidity as a heat wave rolls in from the Midwest. Meteorologists are predicting temperatures throughout the Northeast to reach the low to mid-90s, peaking on Sunday.

' Heat Dome ' brings death , misery to US for Fourth of July . Arizona woman, 92, shot, killed son who tried putting her in assisted living, cops say. 3 alleged gang members charged in Bronx killing get death threats from inmates: report.

' Heat Dome ' brings death , misery to US for Fourth of July . Arizona woman, 92, shot, killed son who tried putting her in assisted living, cops say. 3 alleged gang members charged in Bronx killing get death threats from inmates: report.

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CBS News reports that the heat has been blamed for at least three deaths in the Northeast. CNN reports that the death toll is at least eight in Canada and the U.S.

According to CNN, a woman died Saturday while working in her garden in Pennsylvania, while a 30-year-old man died running a race on a mountain trail in Wilmington, N.Y., on Sunday.

The Washington Post reports that the culprit for the unusually high heat and humidity in the Midwest and East Coast is a “heat dome” with a center of high pressure that forms in the upper atmosphere, causing air to sink toward the surface. When that happens, it compresses and heats up.

The Post reports that the dome is set to expand and become even stronger over the next few days, with it peaking on Friday.

Richard Bann, a forecaster at the U.S. Weather Prediction Center in Maryland, told Bloomberg News that there won’t be any major relief anytime soon.

“This whole pattern that supports heat is pretty much in place, and we’re just talking about some fluctuations,” he told the outlet. “The temperature may come down a little, but the idea is if we can get rid of the humidity, it will feel better.”

Monster heat dome threatens all-time high temperature records in Southern California Friday .
Friday will be "one for the record books," the National Weather Service said. Los Angeles' temperature is forecast to hit 106.Load Error

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