Latest Heat waves News

Heat wave put flamingos in the mood for 1st time in 15 years

Aug. 12, 2018 2:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British conservation charity says record-breaking temperatures have encouraged a rare flock of Andean flamingos to lay eggs for the first time since 2003. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust says six of the exotic birds laid nine eggs, all of which were infertile. The charity's reserve in...

Heat warnings for eastern Montana through Sunday

Aug. 11, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A heat wave is continuing in the northern Rockies. Excessive heat warnings were in effect for eastern Montana through Sunday evening, with temperatures rising close to and into the triple digits. Near Bonner, four firefighters suffered heat exhaustion while fighting a house fire on...

British charity says heat wave put flamingoes in the mood

Aug. 11, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British conservation charity says record-breaking temperatures have encouraged a rare flock of Andean flamingos to lay eggs for the first time since 2003. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust says six of the exotic birds laid nine eggs, all of which were infertile. The charity's reserve in...

Smoke, heat plague Oregon

Aug. 9, 2018 8:15 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A layer of smoke blanketed much of Oregon as a heat wave sent temperatures soaring to dangerous levels. Temperatures were reaching 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40.56 Celsius) on Thursday, according to the National weather Service. In the Central Oregon town of Bend, temperatures were 20...

Hot in the Highlands: Scottish games defeated by heat wave

Aug. 9, 2018 11:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In Scotland, which usually sees buckets of rain each summer, a traditional Highland Games event has fallen victim to Britain's summer heat wave. Organizers of the Invercharron Highland Games say the "exceptionally dry weather" has slowed the growth of hay, so the farmer who lends his field...

The Latest: Greek fires death toll stands at 92

Aug. 8, 2018 8:25 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on hot weather and wildfires in Europe (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Greece's fire department says the death toll from the country's deadliest forest fire in decades currently stands at 92, including two unidentified bodies which have not been claimed by relatives. The...

Biggest blaze in California history challenges firefighters

Aug. 7, 2018 7:45 PM EDT

Firefighters struggled against rugged terrain, high winds and an August heat wave Tuesday to slow the spread of the biggest wildfire ever recorded in California, an inferno that exploded to be nearly the size of Los Angeles in just 11 days. The 450-square-mile (1,165-square-kilometer) blaze, centered near the...

Hot stuff: Providence is officially mid heat wave

Aug. 7, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Yes, it's really that hot. The capital city of Rhode Island is officially in the middle of a heat wave. The National Weather Service says the city qualified as of 11:33 a.m. Tuesday, in the third day in a row of temperatures at 90 degrees or above. Today's high temperature is 94...

Fire crews battle blazes across Washington ahead of heatwave

Aug. 7, 2018 1:31 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Fire crews across Washington state hope to get out ahead of numerous wildfires before high temperatures arrive midweek. The Cougar Creek fire northwest of Entiat has burned about 9.6 square miles (25 square kilometers). The fire moved into the Grandma and Young creek drainages late Monday...

Sticky in Maine, NH, but no "heat wave" status yet

Aug. 7, 2018 12:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — It's hot, it's sticky, and it's not really letting up any time soon. That's the forecast from the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, which says the heat in parts of Maine and New Hampshire has approached record levels, but not broken them. The service has a heat advisory in...