Hottest Temperatures in Years
A recent article on Reuters reports that the triple-digit temperatures the Midwest is facing are some of the hottest in recent history. The National Weather Service, which has been busy posting extreme heat warnings for much of the country’s mid-section, has said that this will be the most significant heatwave this region has seen in five years. One senior meteorologist at the service predicted the heatwave will affect as many as 40 states across the country, although the hardest-hit areas appear to be in northern Midwest cities like Rapid City, South Dakota; Springfield, Illinois; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. In some places, heat indexes have been going as high as 115 degrees Fahrenheit.