Why extreme heat follows dry spells

OurAmazingPlanet: If it's been dry, it's more likely to get extremely hot, a new study suggests. Around the world, long dry spells significantly increase the likelihood that there will be an above-average number of extremely hot summer days, according to a study published in the July 16 issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The result could help predict extreme heat more than a month into the future, said study author Sonia Seneviratne, a researcher at ETH Zurich in Switzerland.......

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