2016 American Northeast heat wave
Meteorological history[edit | edit source]
A ridge of high pressure aloft began to slowly build as it began to move into the Northeast during the mid-week of August 8–12. Southerly winds from the Southwest transported moisture to the ridge, which increased the humidity levels in the atmosphere. With this, high temperatures in the cities such as Washington D.C, New York City and Philadelphia were expected to climb to 32–38 °C (90–100 °F), with heat indexes as high as possibly 42 °C (108 °F). making it extremely hot and muggy. Excessive heat warnings and watches were posted for the afflicted cities.
The heat wave lasted into the middle of the following week, before temperatures cooled down slightly to August-average.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Where to cool off in Hudson County as heat wave continues". Retrieved 12 August 2016.
- "Dangerous Heat, Humidity Returns to the Northeast". Retrieved 12 August 2016.
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