The scorching heat that the East Coast is experiencing now could be adding to the rising tempers at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The severe weather condition in the area will stay until after the convention.
Philadelphia went as high as 96 degrees Monday, giving them heavy rain, flooding, thunderstorms and lightning, as well as gusty winds, and forecasters said that the same pattern is expected to continue until Thursday.
According to the National Weather Service, the oppressive heat will prevail from North Carolina to New York and is expected to reach as high as 95 degrees. The latest weather bulletin said that the heat index could go as high as 110 degrees and would last for a few more days. more >>
The heat wave over cities of Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix and San Diego has become so unbearable. Residents in these cities are wondering when this scorching heat will end. But it looks like this severe weather will prevail as weather forecasts for the rest of July spells high temperatures, increasing humidity and unbelievable heat indexes.
Terrible temperatures in LA will prevail for the coming days. Expect 56 pecent humidity and temperatures of up to 77 degrees Fahrenheit during daytime. Heat indexes of up to 79 degrees Fahrenheit will be a little bearable but can increase toward the middle of the day. Nearby regions in CA are experiencing severe conditions as uncontrollable brush fires and sand fires damage brush and land and are headed to nearby communities. To date, more than 30,000 acres have been damaged, and thousands have been displaced due to evacuations. Even animals have been evacuated due to the fires' prevailing strengths. more >>
A large brush fire started at the northbound side of the Antelope Valley Freeway in Santa Clarita, California, Friday.
Fast and strong winds made the fire bigger and in just a matter of hours had covered thousands of acres and even doubling its size.
Firefighters immediately responded to contain the blaze from the ground. Aerial firefighters also took action. Fire-fighting helicopters were used from the Los Angeles Fire Department and from the county fire department. Cal Fire and fire fighters from the US Forest Service also arrived to help. more >>
A Hollywood Hills Fire started Tuesday afternoon near the northbound 101 Freeway and the Cahuenga Pass, which quickly spread to 18 acres. More than 200 fighters responded to the scene, while the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department announced a voluntary evacuation along the Holly Drive area. The brush fire was finally controlled after three hours.
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According to Margaret Stewart, spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department, residents reported smoke and fire around 3 p.m. along the freeway. The fire made its way on an elevation near the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre which moved towards San Marcos Drive. This area is known for its exclusive communities and luxury homes. The smoke from the blaze was seen as far as Los Angeles, Burbank and the surrounding areas. more >>
Temperatures will continue to rise this week as forecasters warn of searing temperatures due to very high humidity along with heat over a large portion of the United States.
Forecasters warned residents of the Midwest of a phenomenon known as a "heat dome." Heat domes develop when moisture combined with extreme high temperatures create more heat over a large area. The heat dome will cover the entire Midwest, sparing the northwest part of the United States.
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The first super typhoon of the season Nepartak looks like it will reach landfall in Taiwan within the next 24 to 48 hours.
The current path that the storm sees Nepartak landfall in Taiwan then head north to China before dissipating near the Korean peninsula sometime next week.
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