BY may ann gallego

Extreme Weather In The U.S. Created Dangerous Conditions

Last summer, extreme heat broke records in the southwestern US. This was partly because of a severe ...

credits: Summer/ The Old Farmer's Almanac

drought

credits: Drought/Prevention Web

The study analyzed the dangerous interactions between the two extreme weather events in real-time for the first time

credits: Heat and Drought/USA Today

How dangerous are the conditions

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Although the drought had a minimal impact on the heat wave, it did raise temperatures by four degrees in some places

credits: Drought/ NOAA Research

And the researchers assert that this year's New Mexico wildfire's epic proportions were likely caused by similar dueling weather phenomena

credits: New Mexico Wildfire/Insurance Journal

The Cascades and their inherent hazards will become more common as climate change progresses.

AFTER THIS,

credits: Climate Change/Law

- Benjamin Zaitchik

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With more extremes happening, the possibility of an extreme drought plus a heat wave and even a fire, together...the odds are just better that it's going to happen

credits: Heat and Drought/USGS

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