- Title: Americans feel the heat from coast to coast
- Date: 13th August 2021
- Summary: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (AUGUST 12, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE COOLING OFF IN WATER FOUNTAIN WITH THE KENNEDY PERFORMANCE ARTS CENTER IN THE BACKDROP (4 SHOTS) VARIOUS OF BOAT ON RIVER NEAR THE WATERGATE BUILDINGS (2 SHOTS) DUCKS ALONG THE RIVER U.S. FLAGS WITH LINCOLN MEMORIAL SEEN IN BACKGROUND ZOOM OUT ON U.S. CAPITOL
- Embargoed: 27th August 2021 08:17
- Keywords: climate extreme temperatures heat heat wave hot weather
- Location: WASHINGTON, D.C. + NEW YORK, NEW YORK + MARGATE, NEW JERSEY + PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA + SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES
- City: WASHINGTON, D.C. + NEW YORK, NEW YORK + MARGATE, NEW JERSEY + PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA + SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Environment,United States,Weather
- Reuters ID: LVA002EQ4507B
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: From coast to coast, many parts of the U.S. were battling high temperatures and scorching sun on Thursday (August 12), with people trying to find relief from the heat in water parks and beaches from Seattle to New York.
The U.S. Pacific Northwest wilted on Thursday under the latest sweltering heat wave to punish the region this summer, as near-record temperatures strained power grids and drove residents to seek shade.
The U.S. National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for parts of New York for Thursday.
Utility company Con Edison asked its New York City customers to conserve energy as a heat wave grips sections of the United States, potentially straining power grids.
In Pittsburgh, residents got their power walks and bike rides done in the morning, NBC said, before temperatures could hit the 90s (32 Celcisu and up).
Similar temperatures were seen in New Jersey where residents hit the beaches of the Jersey Shore to cool down as best they could.
A heat wave in July scorched much of the U.S. West and fueled a string of wildfires that have burned throughout much of the summer.
The United States has been beset by several extreme weather events this year, including a freeze in Texas that knocked out power to millions in February and record heat in the Pacific Northwest this summer.
Extreme heat waves that previously only struck once every 50 years are now expected to happen once per decade because of global warming, while downpours and droughts have also become more frequent, a UN climate science report said this week.
(Production: Mana Rabiee)
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