Friday, July 19, 2024

U.S. facing scorching temperatures under the ‘heat dome’

By Elizabeth Bobenhausen Poultry Times staff ebobenhausen@poultrytimes.com

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — In 2023, the United States saw the most heat waves that lasted longer than two days since 1936, a recent Associated Press report. Extreme temperatures can be fatal.

The U.S. witnessed more than 2,300 deaths due to extreme heat last year. Father’s Day 2024 began with scorching heat. According to CNN, the Plains and Midwest had temperatures in the mid to high 90s. The Great Lakes area saw temperatures in the high 80s and lower 90s. The Mississippi River region was battered by the heat wave. St. Louis experienced the hottest day of the year. . .

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