Late August Heat Wave: The End is Nigh

By Anna Breuer on 29 August 2018
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Lifeguard Tower at SunsetThe late summer heat wave that has embroiled much of the country may be coming to an end as the week draws to a close.

Thirteen states – many along the I-95 Corridor – were under heat advisories or warnings as low temperatures fell to an uncomfortable 80° F (27° C) after sundown on Wednesday.

The temperature at Logan International Airport in Boston rose to 98° F (37° C) Wednesday afternoon, breaking the old record of 96° (35.5° C).

In the Twin Cities, a record-breaking warm weather streak ended Tuesday, when the high temperature hit 66° F (19° C) following 107 days during which the high temperature was 70° F (21° C) or above.

In Buffalo, the temperature was so hot that the city tied a record for its low temperature, 75° F (24° C).

Meanwhile, the heat is creating dangerous conditions for players and fans alike at the U.S. Open in New York City. As a result of the heat, the United States Tennis Association implemented an extreme heat policy, offering women players a ten-minute break before deciding third sets and offering men a similar respite after three sets.

The heat wave will slowly begin to subside starting Thursday and should be an unpleasant memory by Friday as high temperatures return to seasonal norms.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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