Cloudy skies and poor air quality are expected around New York state again this week due to smoke from raging Canadian wildfires. Air quality in Canada has worsened after nearly three weeks of smoke from wildfires, Governor Cathy Hochul has warned. He called it an “emergency crisis” for New York.
Last week’s heat wave scorched Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and other southern parts, Xinhua news agency reported. According to the US National Weather Service (NWS), dangerous, life-threatening heat and humidity have spread to the lower Mississippi River Valley.” San Angelo, West Texas, twice recorded a temperature of 114 degrees Fahrenheit in June, which is The highest temperature ever recorded there, the border town of Del Rio reached 115 degrees Fahrenheit for the first time.
Friday’s reading of 119 degrees Fahrenheit in the Big Bend area of southwest Texas was within a degree of the state’s previous all-time high of 120, recorded in 1994, according to NWS meteorologists in Midland.
According to the NWS, a heat wave continues in Texas and will extend into the Southern Plains, the Deep South, the lower Mississippi Valley and the Gulf Coast in the coming days. According to the weather forecast, the heat wave will continue till July 4 in most parts of The Bay Area. Extreme heat warnings have been issued for most of Texas, parts of New Mexico and Arizona, and the Gulf Coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, while heat warnings have been issued from northern Florida to southern New Mexico.
Meanwhile, with a high-pressure system forming over Southern California, the first heat wave is expected to hit the western region later this week. According to the NWS, triple-digit temperatures are expected in the warmest interior areas of Southern California. According to the NWS, the high-level stable mountain range in the south-central part of the country has caused extreme heat. There will be a blast of heat over most of the southern part of the country in the coming days.
As of Tuesday morning, more than 55 million people in the United States were experiencing heat waves, according to New York Times estimates using NWS advisories and Landscan population data. Few heat-related deaths have been reported throughout the South.
Health officials urged people to take precautions during the heat wave. According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, extreme heat has been the largest weather-related cause of death in the US over the past 30 years. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the death toll from extreme heat disproportionately affects Native American and Black communities as well as those living in urban cores or very rural areas. Studies have shown that climate change is causing heat waves to become more frequent and more intense, increasing the risk of heat-related illnesses and deaths, droughts and wildfires.