More than 80 large fires are burning across a dozen states in the West. The smoke and haze are so bad that it's caused flight delays and cancellations.
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The latest in a series of relentless heat waves is bringing dangerously hot temperatures to a the Central U.S. on Wednesday, and will contribute to a severe thunderstorm outbreak across the Upper Midwest. The heat will expand in scope toward the end of the week.The big picture: Heat watches, warnings and advisories are in effect across 19 states, from Portland, Oregon east to Minneapolis, and running all the way south to New Orleans. Temperatures of between 10°F and 15°F above average in these a
- Business Insider
A YouTuber bet a physicist $10,000 that a wind-powered vehicle could travel twice as fast as the wind itself - and won
A UCLA physics professor bet a popular science YouTuber $10,000 that one of his videos promoted fallacious physics. The YouTuber won.
- Associated Press
Towns around Italy's Lake Como were hit by mudslides and floods on Tuesday in another example of extreme weather phenomena that an agricultural lobby said had intensified in recent years. Italian firefighters carried out more than 60 rescues after storms wreaked havoc around the picturesque lake ringed by mountains in northern Italy. In Brienno, on the lake's western shore and the hardest hit town, 50 residents were blocked in their home when a landslide caused a gas leak.
- USA TODAY
Authorities predict a high probability of above-average temperatures for much of the U.S. over the next several days as some areas hit the mid-100s.
- House Beautiful
The sky is showing off.
- USA TODAY
'Going to be a long haul': Massive Dixie Fire merges with Fly Fire, tears through small town as California burns
More homes burned and 10,000 others were threatened Monday as the fast-growing Dixie Fire in Northern California wildfire merged with another blaze.
- Popular Mechanics
But we're not out of the, uh, woods just yet.
- The Conversation
The Little Ice Age brought some bitter extremes. Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1565In recent weeks, catastrophic floods overwhelmed towns in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, inundated subway tunnels in China, swept through northwestern Africa and triggered deadly landslides in India and Japan. Heat and drought fanned wildfires in the North American West and Siberia, contributed to water shortages in Iran, and worsened famines in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. Extremes like these are increasingly
- The Weather Network
As we flip towards August, temperature extremes will try to mellow out, but the heat will continually attempt to favour the West.
- Idaho Statesman
“Right now, we just have the closure in place for health and safety issues. ... I really can’t say for certain where we’re going after that.”
AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Jonathan Porter warns of developing severe storms with destructive winds and the risk of long-term power outages in the Midwest.
A widespread heat wave has begun across the contiguous U.S., with at least 30 million people likely to see temperatures reach or exceed 100°F by the end of the week. At least 17 states are under heat warnings or advisories on Tuesday.Why it matters: The hot weather, which comes courtesy of another heat dome building across the Southwest, Rockies and then sliding into the western Plains, will only aggravate drought conditions and worsen many of the western wildfires.Stay on top of the latest mark
- Miami Herald
Traffic, partiers, sunshine. And now caecilians?
- The New York Times
LOS ANGELES — In the state that perfected if not invented the American summer, the smell of 17 million gallons of spilled sewage lingered last week on a Southern California beach. There were bare rocks where snow once capped the Sierra Nevada and bathtub rings where water once glistened in Shasta Lake. Wildfires roared across the West, threatening the electrical grid, the smoke so thick it could be seen from space, pluming into the jet stream, delaying planes in Denver, turning the sun red in Ma
- The Guardian
A conservation group recorded the video after a heatwave in the Pacific north-west on a day when water temperatures breached 70F Red lesions and white fungus on the salmons’ bodies are the result of high water temperatures and stress. Photograph: Conrad Gowell/Courtesy of Columbia Riverkeeper Salmon in the Columbia River were exposed to unlivable water temperatures that caused them to break out in angry red lesions and white fungus in the wake of the Pacific north-west’s record-shattering heatwa
- LA Times
The Klamath Tribes have first rights to the lake water. Farmers don't get any this year. The tension is ripe for far-right exploitation.
- WLS – Chicago
One tree fell on a woman's car while she was inside the vehicle Wednesday morning. A Joliet man was found dead after lightning struck his home.
- CBS News Videos
The Dixie Fire — California's largest wildfire this year — is overwhelming firefighters as it continues to spread. Carter Evans reports.
A large ash plume towered into the sky over Karo, Indonesia, as Sinabung volcano erupted on July 28.
- Associated Press
Authorities in several southeast European countries have issued weather warnings before a heat wave in the region expected Thursday that is set to push temperatures to as high as 43 C (109.4 F) in inland areas. Public health officials in North Macedonia on Wednesday said all six of the country’s administrative regions would be affected by the emergency and urged a pause in construction work and called for municipal-level initiatives to help the elderly and the homeless. High temperatures are expected through the weekend in North Macedonia and neighboring Albania, Bulgaria, and Greece, as well as parts of Romania and Serbia.