Heating Up

The country experiences widespread heat waves

Stella Grist (she/her), co-Editor In Chief

     People all over the world have been experiencing intense temperatures over the summer. Notably, the Pacific Northwest faced a severe heat wave in late June. These record breaking temperatures ranged from 108 degrees Fahrenheit in Seattle to 116 degrees in Portland, Ore., according to the Associated Press. 

     In the Southwest, Phoenix hit temperatures of 118 degrees on June 17 and Death Valley saw temperatures of up to 128 degrees Fahrenheit. Cities in Utah and Montana also saw record setting temperatures in mid-June. 

     Here in Kansas, many have noticed temperatures higher than past years. With a heat advisory issued on June 17, the heat index predicted temperatures up to 105 degrees, according to the Kansas City Star. Uncomfortable temperatures continued throughout the following summer weeks.