May 13, 2022

New study lays out hidden backstory behind deadly Pacific Northwest heat wave

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2022-05-13 15:00:07

May 13, 2022

by Louise Lerner, University of Chicago

Last summer, a deadly wave of heat struck the Pacific Northwest, causing temperatures to soar more than 30 degrees Fahrenheit above normal and killing more than a thousand people.

A new study has uncovered the sequence of events that precipitated the disaster, providing information that could further our understanding of heat formation on the North American continent.

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