Nationwide Climate Service
Massive parts of the nation, stretching from Texas to the Northeast, set new each day temperature information over the weekend.
Effectively above regular temps continued on Sunday, largely within the Northeast in Connecticut and Massachusetts, mentioned Marc Chenard, a meteorologist with the Nationwide Climate Service.
The record-breaking early season warmth wave “shouldn’t be all that frequent, however it’s not unprecedented by any means,” Chenard mentioned.
Nearly 20 million individuals have been beneath a warmth advisory on Sunday afternoon, a quantity that fell to about 15.8 million by night.
Scientists have discovered that local weather change each intensifies and drives up the probability of heatwaves. Whereas Chenard says he cannot decide whether or not anybody occasion is brought on by local weather change, the meteorologist attributes the bizarre temperatures to the fluctuations in climate patterns.
“In case you consider the sample as like an ocean wave, when the wave is flatter temperatures are usually extra regular throughout the nation,” he mentioned. “Nonetheless when the wave turns into extra amplified you could have greater peaks and greater dips within the wave. The place you could have the peaks you are inclined to get heat air transferring northward leading to above regular temperatures … and the place you could have the dips you get colder air pushing southward leading to beneath regular temperatures.”
That is why, Chenard mentioned, we’re additionally seeing unusually chilly temperatures over parts of the Rockies and Plains this weekend.
Here is a rundown of the brand new temperature information for every calendar day that have been set this weekend in elements of the Northeast and South, based on the information supplied by the NWS on Sunday afternoon. Whereas these numbers are preliminary, the meteorologist added, they’re unlikely to alter a lot within the report books, if in any respect.
Richmond, Va., hit 95 levels, breaking its 1962 report by 2 levels.
Austin, Texas, marked a brand new excessive of 100 levels, up from 99 levels in 1939.
San Antonio, Texas, reached 101 levels, leaping from 98 levels in 1939.
Victoria, Texas, noticed a excessive of 97 levels, in comparison with the day’s excessive of 96 levels in 1939.
Vicksburg, Miss., reached 98 levels to interrupt its 1962 report by 4 levels.
Georgetown, Del., hit 95 levels, surpassing 94 levels in 1996.
Hagerstown, Md., logged a 91-degree day, exceeding the 90-degree day in 1941.
Islip, N.Y., tied its 1996 report of 90 levels.
Atlantic Metropolis, N.J., hit 93 levels for the primary time on that day since 1996.
Baton Rouge, La., tied its 1922 report at 95 levels.
Philadelphia tied its 1934 report of 95 levels.
Worcester, Mass., tied its 1975 report of 88 levels.
Jackson, Ky., reached 86 levels to tie its 2018 report.
The airport in Dulles, Va., hit 92 levels, tying its 1996 mark.
The Dulles Worldwide Airport in Virginia reached 91 levels, 2 levels above the report set on the identical day final yr.
Westfield, Mass., hit 93 levels, which breaks the report set final yr at 90 levels.
Worcester, Mass., tied the report for 90 levels, a mark set in 1992.
Tampa, Fla., hit 96 levels, a level larger than its 1975 report.
Sarasota, Fla., matched its 96-degree day report from 1974.