Ongoing Heat Wave in U.S. Rivals Events of Dust Bowl Era

Climate Central: Tens of millions of Americans continue to sweat out one of the most intense heat waves on record since the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s, with heat watches and warnings in effect yet again from the Plains to the Mid-Atlantic states. As happened during the Dust Bowl, the heat is helping to dry soils, increasing the extent and severity of drought conditions across the country and threatening this year's corn crop. During the past 30 days, a stunning 6,439 warm temperature records were set or tied in......

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