Heat waves

A roofer works on a new home under construction Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Houston. A heat wave is expected to send temperatures soaring close to 100 degrees through the weekend across much of the country. The National Weather Service estimates that more than 100 heat records will fall on Saturday. Most will not be the scorching daily highs, but for lack of cooling at night, something called nighttime lows. Those lows will be record highs. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 18, 2019 - 2:24 pm
Public housing officials in Chicago were planning wellbeing checks on residents as the heat and humidity are expected to mount to dangerous levels as part of a wave of sweltering weather covering a substantial portion of the U.S. Routine checks also will be done to make sure the temperature in...
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Deloris Knight of Detroit, Mich., sits on her front porch, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, as she prepares for the heat wave that will descend upon Detroit and a wide section of the Midwest. Knight said she will keep the heat out of her Eastside Detroit home by keeping her doors and curtains closed while running the small window air conditioner in the living room. "We have a couple of big fans. We have ceiling fans," Knight, 63, said while enjoying Wednesday's more comfortable 80-plus degree weather from her front porch. (AP Photo Corey Williams)
July 17, 2019 - 3:46 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend. Communities are preparing by offering buildings as cooling centers and asking residents to check in on family...
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Elephant keeper Monica Uhl cools off "Reba", an Asian elephant at the Phoenix Zoo, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Phoenix. Forecasters are predicting that the temperature on Tuesday could hit a scorching high of 115 degrees. The Phoenix Zoo use spraying, frozen treats and shaded area's to keep their animals cool. (AP Photo/Matt York)
July 16, 2019 - 10:55 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The temperature in Phoenix hit a whopping 115 degrees Tuesday, making it the city's hottest day so far this year. The scorching weather prompted an excessive heat warning earlier in the day from the National Weather Service. It was in effect until 8 p.m. Forecasters were urging...
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CORRECTS LOCATION TO GOOSE LAKE INSTEAD OF JEWEL LAKE - Milana Acuna, 5, makes a mud creation at the beach at Goose Lake as her father, Manny Acuna, looks on Friday, July 5, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska. The official temperature on Thursday, July 4, reached 90 degrees for the first time in Anchorage and hot weather is expected to continue into next week. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)
July 05, 2019 - 7:47 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaskans who routinely pack knit caps and fleece jackets in summer on Friday were swapping them for sunscreen and parasols amid a prolonged heat wave. Residents of Anchorage and other south-central cities completed a fifth week of above-normal temperatures, including a...
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Two firefighters look at burned terrain in La Palma d'Ebre, Spain, Friday June 28, 2019. A major wildfire in northeastern Spain that began in a pile of chicken dung raged out of control for a third straight day Friday with more than 600 firefighters and six water-dropping aircraft battling the blaze in the Catalonia region. Spain is forecast to endure the peak of a recent heat wave, with temperatures expected to exceed 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Jordi Borras)
June 29, 2019 - 3:15 am
MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain say they have contained a major wildfire in the northeastern Catalonia region. But they warn that wind and temperatures forecast to remain around 40 C (104 F) could give the blaze fresh impetus Saturday. Miquel Buch, the regional interior minister, says the fire...
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Firefighters try to extinguish a wildfire in Palma d'Ebre, near Tarragona, Spain, Thursday, June 27, 2019. Authorities suspect the cause of the outbreak was a deposit of improperly stored manure. Firefighters say that high temperatures and a drop in humidity will likely fan the flames. (AP Photo/Jordi Borras)
June 28, 2019 - 10:26 am
MADRID (AP) — Firefighters and aircraft battled for a third straight day Friday to contain a major wildfire that started in a pile of chicken dung and raced across the hills of northeastern Spain amid a heat wave. Authorities said more than 700 firefighters, eight helicopters and six water-dropping...
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A couple holds an umbrella to protect from the sun Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the Louvre museum in Paris. Around France, some schools are closed because of high temperatures, expected to go up to 39 degrees in the Paris area (102 F) later this week. Such temperatures are rare in France, where most homes and many buildings are not air-conditioned. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
June 27, 2019 - 11:53 am
PRAGUE (AP) — France's national weather service issued its highest-level danger alert Thursday as it warned that parts of the country could expect temperatures to reach an "exceptional peak" Friday amid a record-setting heat wave in Europe. Meteo France raised the hazardous weather warning to "red...
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In Iceland horse is sprayed with water at a stud in Wehrheim near Frankfurt, Germany, on a hot and sunny Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Hot temperatures are expected all over Europe. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
June 26, 2019 - 8:01 am
BERLIN (AP) — Large parts of western and central Europe sweltered in scorching weather Wednesday, with German authorities imposing autobahn speed limits amid fears of buckling road surfaces and some French schools staying closed as a precaution. Authorities have warned that temperatures could top...
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A man enjoys the sunrise on the Drachenberg over Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Temperatures of up to 38 degrees are expected in the German capital. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 5:54 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the heat wave in Europe (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Paris is banning old cars for the day as a heat wave aggravates the city's pollution. Regional authorities estimate the measure put into place Wednesday affects nearly 60% of vehicles circulating in the Paris region,...
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HANDOUT - An orang-utan plays with water at the zoo Schoenbrunn in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Europe is facing a heatwave with temperatures up to 40 degrees. (Daniel Zupanc/Vienna Zoo via AP)
June 25, 2019 - 7:59 am
VIENNA (AP) — Orangutans at a Vienna zoo got buckets of water, lemurs in Rome enjoyed fruit icicles and a polar bear took to a pool in Germany as much of Europe sweltered Tuesday in a summer heat wave. Authorities warned that temperatures could top 40 C (104 F) in some parts of the continent over...
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