Tag Archives: heat wave

De Blasio Urges New Yorkers To Reduce Power Usage

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor de Blasio pleaded for New Yorkers to reduce their power use on Wednesday afternoon as the city baked in temperatures approaching triple digits. “We need people to take immediate action,” the mayor said in a news conference after the mercury spiked to 98 degrees at LaGuardia Airport, setting an all-time record for the …

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“Historic Heat Dome” Shatters Records In Northwest

AccuWeather reports: To say it’s hot in the Northwest is an understatement. Temperatures have already soared to levels never been experienced in recorded history in this part of the United States — and AccuWeather meteorologists say the summer sizzle hasn’t even reached its peak. AccuWeather’s team of expert forecasters were describing the then upcoming heat wave as “unprecedented”, “life-threatening” and …

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Texas Power Company Remotely Raises Thermostats

The Daily Dot reports: Power companies in Texas are remotely raising temperatures inside of some customers’ homes amid the state’s ongoing energy shortage. Residents with Google’s Nest thermostats received messages noting that their temperatures had been adjusted during an “Energy Rush Hour.” The issue comes shortly after the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the state’s power grid manager, called …

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Death Valley Approaches All-Time Global Heat Record

AccuWeather reports: As an intense and record-breaking heat wave continues to roast the American West, AccuWeather forecasters are calling for the highest temperature to occur on Wednesday at the lowest point in North America: Death Valley. The forecast high temperature in Death Valley, California, on Wednesday is 126 degrees, with an AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperature of 129. Death Valley is the …

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Evacuations As Arizona Wildfire Spreads In Record Heat

CNN reports: One of Arizona’s largest wildfires has scorched more than 139,000 acres and continues to spread rapidly as weather conditions are expected to remain hot and dry. More than 1,000 people are fighting to tame the Telegraph Fire, burning east of Phoenix, as it has grown and began merging with the neighboring Mescal Fire. Both fires have charred more …

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SCIENTISTS: July Was Hottest Month Ever Recorded

The Washington Post reports: July was Earth’s hottest month ever recorded, “on a par with, and possibly marginally higher” than the previous warmest month, which was July 2016, according to provisional data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service. This European climate agency will have a full report for all of July on Monday, but a spokesperson said enough data (through …

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Cuomo Rages At ConEd Over Heat Wave Outages

The Hill reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) blasted the electricity company responsible for a massive power outage over the weekend, saying Con Edison should have been better prepared. “We’ve been through this situation w ConEd time & again & they should have been better prepared—period,” Cuomo tweeted Sunday night. Many New York City residents were reportedly still without …

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Officials Issue Warning As Triple-Digit Heat Arrives

AccuWeather reports: Heat and humidity began building across a wide swath of the nation on Friday as dozens of cities declared heat emergencies and excessive heat warnings and advisories were posted by the National Weather Service. However, the most extreme days in the heat wave are likely to be on Saturday and Sunday for many areas. Power companies have braced …

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Scientists: June Was Hottest Month In World History

The Independent reports: June was the hottest month ever recorded on Earth, the EU’s satellite agency has announced. Data provided by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts on behalf of the EU, showed that the global-average temperature for June 2019 was the highest on record for the month. The data showed …

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