Latest Heat waves News

Phoenix breaks a daily heat record for 2nd time this month

Aug. 20, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — For the second time this month, Phoenix has broken a heat record. The National Weather Service says Phoenix reached a high of 113 degrees on Tuesday afternoon, topping the previous mark for Aug. 20 of 112 that was set in 1986. Phoenix hit 115 degrees on Aug. 5, breaking the previous record...

Age, gender released of child found dead in Tennessee

Aug. 18, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say a child found dead in a car at a parking lot in sweltering heat was a 6-month-old boy. Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokeswoman Jennifer Donnals confirmed the child's age and gender to the Knoxville News Sentinel . The child was pronounced...

Forecasters: Excessive heat coming in Phoenix, Las Vegas

Aug. 17, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Forecasters are posting notices of dangerous heat in southern Nevada, southeastern California and southern and western Arizona for Tuesday and the next day or two. The National Weather Service issued excessive heat warnings and watches for desert areas that include the cities of Phoenix,...

Heat prompts ERCOT to declare energy conservation emergency

Aug. 15, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The electric grid operator for most of Texas has declared an energy conservation emergency as temperatures approached or exceeded 100 degrees (38 Celsius). The Energy Reliability Council of Texas appealed Thursday to electric power consumers, for the second time this week, to limit and...

Scientists confirm July set new global heat record

Aug. 15, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for man-made climate change. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday that July was 0.95 degrees Celsius (1.71...

Family spokesman: Atlanta teen who died was running in heat

Aug. 15, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A representative for the family of an Atlanta area teenager who died says the girl was running outside in the heat for a conditioning drill when she collapsed. Spokesman Justin Miller told news outlets 16-year-old Imani Bell was exercising for the basketball team Tuesday. The girl attended...

After 1 death, Southern heat wave eases slightly with front

Aug. 14, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An oppressive heat wave blamed for a death in Mississippi eased a little across the Southeast on Wednesday after a cold front pushed through the region, bringing damaging storms along with lower temperatures. Stifling heat and humidity that had made it feel like it was 120 degrees...

Baltimore teachers call for donated fans, district resists

Aug. 14, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's teacher union is calling for fans to be donated as classrooms are expected to reach sweltering temperatures when students return next month, but the district says electrical infrastructure may not be equipped to handle it. About a third of public school buildings in the city...

The Latest: Southern heat wave blamed for Mississippi death

Aug. 14, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the heat wave affecting parts of the United States (all times local): 3 p.m. A heat wave that sent temperatures soaring across the Southeast is being blamed for a death in Mississippi. Winston County Coroner Scott Gregory says a 74-year-old woman died of a heat-induced...

Stones fell from Notre Dame's ceiling after July heat wave

Aug. 14, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Several stones fell from the vaulted ceiling of fire-ravaged Notre Dame after last month's European heat wave, a French official said Wednesday, urging renewed stabilization efforts to prevent further damage to the iconic Paris cathedral. The Culture Ministry official said the stones crumbled...