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Massachusetts to be Hit by Major Heat Wave

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Temperatures could get as high as 105 degrees.
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Massachusetts is expecting a major heat wave to hit this week, bringing unprecedented temperatures that many are growing increasingly more and more concerned with. Many experts are not only concerned about the temperatures themselves, but also what they suggest as they cast a clear light on the new reality we are all facing with climate change. Meteorologists predict that several records will be broken as each day gets hotter and hotter.

This heat wave is not just hitting Massachusetts; however, it is hitting the entirety of the New England region. According to the National Weather Service, there is an excessive heat watch in place for most of New England going from Massachusetts into New Hampshire. Just about any areas in the upper east coast that are not under the watch order have been given heat advisory notices at least.

The excessive heat watch is in effect until at least Friday.

Under the excessive heat watch, the prediction is that temperatures may reach as high as 105 degrees, if not higher for at least three hours within a 24 to 72 hour window. If the heat gets worse, the watch will shift to a warning, in which the highest temperature would be more confidently expected to reach 105 degrees for at least three hours within a 12 hour window. With just the watch in affect, meteorologists are confidently expressing temperatures consistently in the 90s. They have advised there is a potential for temperatures to feel higher, with the possibility that it will feel like 105 degrees. The bad news continues for the area as humidity is expected to be high as well.

Very few parts of the state are expected to feel much if any relief from the heat.

The only places that really are expected to be at tolerable temperatures are along the coastal cities and the cape. The rest of the state, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, is under extreme heat risk. The administration’s definition of extreme heat risk, in this instance, is defined due to the rarity of this degree of heat, the duration of this degree of heat, and the prediction that there will be little to no overnight relief in the heat. With their risk, they called on residents to ensure they have functioning cooling systems as well as adequate hydration systems. Those with serious health conditions in which the heat is even more dangerous to have been advised to stay indoors as much as possible.

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