Phoenix Had A Record Hottest Month For Any US City. Dozens Of Cities Also Had Their Hottest Month

  P​hoenix, Arizona, had the hottest single month of any U.S. city on record, and they're just one of over a dozen cities that had their record hottest month in July. The monthly mean temperature in July in Phoenix of 102.7 degrees was the hottest for any town or city with a year-round population of 1,000 or more anywhere in North America, according to weather historian Christopher Burt. T​he previous record hot month for any U.S. city was 102.2 degrees in July 1996 at Lake Havasu City, Arizona, according to Brian Brettschneider, an Alaska-based climatologist.


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Earth’s Warmest May on Record

  Above: People crossing a broken flooded road in the Satkhira district of southwest Bangladesh on June 6, 2020, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan. Thousands of shrimp enclosures were washed away, while numerous thatched houses, trees, electricity and telephone poles, dykes and croplands were damaged and many villages were submerged by Amphan's storm surge. (Piyas Biswas/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) May 2020 was the planet's warmest May since record keeping began in 1880, said NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) and NASA on Friday, June 12. NOAA rated May as tied with 2016 for warmest May on record, while NASA put May 2020 ahead of May 2016 by 0.06°C. Minor differences in rankings often occur between NOAA and NASA, due to the different techniques they use to handle data-sparse regions such as the Arctic. The year-to-date period of January-May ranks as the second warmest such period on record, just 0.06°C behind the record

People In Slovenia To Stay Home After Torrential Rain And Flash Kill At Least 3

  LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Torrential rains and heavy floods ravaged Slovenia on Friday, killing at least three people, cutting off roads and bridges and surging into buildings. The Slovenian environmental agency raised the weather alert to the highest level after a month's amount of rain fell within 24 hours in the northern, northwestern and central parts of the small European country. As rain continued to fall Friday, authorities warned of more floods in other areas because of swiftly swelling rivers. (​MORE: Flood Emergency Triggers Evacuations In Parts Of The South ) Authorities ordered evacuations of several thousand people in parts of the town of Celje along the surging Savinja River, including the old town area. Upstream in the town of Ljubno, the same river swept away houses and caused landslides. Northern Slovenia's Koroska region, bordering Austria, was hit the hardest, with bridges and roads destroyed and the water supply cut off in some areas. Local aut

Flooding Inundates South

  Communities in Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky were swamped on Friday as heavy rain hit the area. Photos show significant flooding in the town of Union City, Tennessee, where mobile home parks and shopping areas were inundated Friday morning. (MORE: The Latest On The Flash Flood Emergency ) Evacuations and search-and-rescue operations were underway in Obion County, Tennessee. Residents were evacuated from the Green Acres Mobile Home Community as floodwaters approached waist-level, according to WREG-TV. Rescue workers evacuated residents trapped in their homes via boats. Flash flood emergencies were declared in far western Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee, including Union City. Areas northeast of Birmingham, Alabama, were seeing flooding as well, especially in the town of Oneonta, where cars were stranded in the floodwaters . According to the National Weather Service, more than 10 inches of rain fell between Thursday and Friday in the region from Mississippi County, Miss

Omega Block' To Keep Northern US Comfortable As Heat Dome Keeps South Blazing Hot

A weather pattern called an "omega block" in western Canada will keep parts of the northern U.S. feeling comfortable by August standards as a heat dome continues to bake Texas and the Southwest. Here's what the omega block means: An area of high pressure in the upper atmosphere is parked over western Canada. That's forcing southward plunges of the jet stream on both sides of that high, including one dipping south across much of the northern U.S. Notice how the jet stream pattern – that ribbon of fast-flowing air some 30,000 feet above the ground – described above and depicted in the image below resembles the Greek letter omega: Ω.  

Heat and Wildfires Put Southern Europe’s Vital Tourism Earnings at Risk

  RHODES, Greece (AP) — Tourists at a seaside hotel on the Greek island of Rhodes snatched up pails of pool water and damp towels as flames approached, rushing to help staffers and locals extinguish one of the wildfires threatening Mediterranean locales during recent heat waves. The quick team effort meant that "by the time the fire brigade came, most of the fire actually was dealt with," said Elena Korosteleva from Britain, who was vacationing at the Lindos Memories hotel. The next morning, some unsettled guests cut their holiday short — but most stayed on as the resort wasn't damaged in the small brush fire outside its grounds.