What’s causing the scorching heat wave across the US and Mexico?

Published On: June 22, 2024

Parts of the US and Mexico are in the grip of a searing heat wave, with the northeast United States seeing record high temperatures.

On the southern border with Mexico, an arid climate already means hot weather year-round. But now the heat has turned deadly for many migrants attempting to cross the border.

Parts of the US and Mexico are in the grip of a searing heat wave, with the northeast United States seeing record high temperatures.

Scorching temperatures persist as heat wave expands, with record-breaking temperatures expected across U.S. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/heat-wave-expands-monsoon-conditions-flash-floods-national-weather-service/

A heat wave is bringing searing temperatures to New York and the I-95 corridor – and Washington DC could hit 100 degrees https://edition.cnn.com/2024/06/22/weather/heat-wave-new-york-washington-dc-weekend/index.html

CBN News: Millions of Americans are enduring dangerous conditions amid wildfires and a heat wave that’s sweltering across 16 states from the Midwest to the Northeast. Meanwhile, Texas is facing recovery after Tropical Storm Alberto – the first named storm of the hurricane season – swept through the Lone Star State. Alberto, now a tropical depression, first made landfall in Mexico, leading to the deaths of at least four people there.

The storm dumped heavy rain and caused flash flooding along the Gulf Coast from Mexico to Louisiana. Storm surge brought floods to the village of Surfside Beach on a barrier island in Texas, leaving behind damaged roads and lots of debris, with streets in Galveston underwater.

Corpus Christi endured a four-foot storm surge. South Padre Island Fire Chief Jim Pigg said, “The water is up to the dunes right now, so it’s definitely not safe to be out on the beaches currently.” It’s the earliest sign of what government forecasters predict will be an above-average hurricane season.

While parts of the Gulf Coast are saturated, more than 70 million people across the U.S. are under heat alerts on the first official day of summer as hot, dry conditions are helping to fuel wildfires in the West. Approximately 17 large fires continue to burn from California to New Mexico. The South Lake and Salt Fires in New Mexico have destroyed more than 1,400 structures. Evacuation orders are in effect.

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