Boston, Providence and 1 other major US heat record

KEY POINTS

  • Boston hit 100 degrees
  • Providence hit 96 degrees on Sunday
  • Newark recorded its fifth straight day of high temperatures
  • Excessive heat warnings and warnings have been set in Oregon and Washington state

Three cities broke previous heat records on Sunday as most of the country continues to experience record temperatures. The National Weather Service (NWS) expects continued heat on Monday in parts of the country.

In Boston, the NWS Boston reported that the city of Massachusetts hit 100 degrees on Sunday, beating the previous record of 98 degrees in 1933. Hartford, on the other hand, tied its 1987 record of 96 degrees.

In Rhode Island, the city of Providence broke its daily temperature record as heat levels hit 96 degrees on Sunday. The previous record of 94 degrees was set in 1933, NWS Boston reported.

The City of Newark, New York, recorded its fifth straight day of high temperatures on Sunday, the NWS station in New York reported. Heat levels reached 100 degrees to set a new daily record.

Philadelphia reading almost broke its previous record of 100 degrees as temperatures hit 99 degrees on Sunday, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. NWS Mount Holly Alert Coordinating Meteorologist Sarah Johnson told the outlet that the “excessive heat warning” remains in effect in the area until Monday as forecasters expect temperatures to remain high throughout the day.

The NWS said it expects high temperatures to remain “an issue” in some parts of the United States on Monday. “#Heat will be an issue for parts of the eastern, south-central US and construction will begin in the northwest,” the agency said in a recent report. update.

On a three day forecastthe NWS Weather Prediction Center (WPC) has warned of “excessive heat” that is expected to continue “in parts of the Central Plains and the Middle Mississippi Valley through Tuesday.”

The WPC also particularly noted that “over 100 degree days” will continue “in parts of eastern Kansas/Oklahoma through southern Missouri and northern Arkansas over the next few days.”

The following heat-related warnings or warnings have been defined for various areas:

Excessive heat alert for Medford, Oregon, Monday through Saturday

  • Siskiyou Mountains
  • Southern Oregon Waterfalls
  • Most of eastern Douglas County
  • Most Josephine and Jackson Counties
  • Upper Klamath Basin

Excessive heat alert for Mount Holly, New Jersey, through Monday 6:00 pm EDT

  • Gloucester
  • Mercer
  • northwest of Burlington
  • Camden

Excessive heat alert for Spokane, Washington state Monday through Friday night

  • Moses Lake Area
  • Wenatchee Area
  • Okanogan Valley
  • Waterville Plateau
  • central county of chelan
  • western chelan county
  • western Okanogan county

Excessive heat warning for Pendleton, Oregon, Monday through Friday night

  • Eastern Columbia River Gorge
  • Lower Columbia Basin
  • Eastern Columbia River Gorge
  • Kittites Valley
  • Yakima Valley

Excessive heat warning for Portland, Oregon, Monday noon through Thursday night

  • Upper Hood Valley
  • West Columbia River Gorge
  • Columbia River Central Gorge
  • Willamette Central Valley

Excessive heat in Seattle, Washington, Tuesday afternoon through Friday night

  • Western Whatcom County
  • Southwest interior
  • West Skagit County
  • Everett and surroundings
  • Tacoma Area
  • Hood Channel Area
  • Eastern Puget Sound Plains
  • Bellevue and surroundings
  • Bremerton and surroundings Heat wave in New York People walk on Wall St. during the morning commute as the city grapples with record temperatures and excessive heat, in New York, USA, July 20, 2022. Photo: Reuters / BRENDAN MCDERMID

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