The current heat wave is taking hold and sparking more headlines and fear of the sky falling.
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"To put this record in context, there have only ever been 81 days on the entire 134-year period of record for KC that have had warmer low temperatures for any date! The last time we had a warmer low temperature for a day was on 8/1/2006...almost 16 years ago!"
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - According to the National Weather Service, Kansas City broke the record for the warmest daily low temperature set back in 1953. On Monday, June 13, the lowest temperature registered 81-degrees, breaking the previous record of 79-degrees.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A spokesperson for Evergy says more outages could be on the way as extreme temperatures continue. , 11,000 customers lost power in the Waldo and Brookside neighborhoods. Gina Penzig, Manager of External Communications for Evergy, said the outage was due to a malfunctioned transformer.
The heatwave means a higher demand for energy across the metro and across the Midwest, which could put a strain on equipment used in the power grid.The hot weather likely contributed to a transformer failure that knocked out power to more than 10,000 people Monday.At about 3:45 p.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As high temperatures continue to hit the Kansas City area, experts are offering tips to save on your energy bill. Rocky Florez, with Elite Heating and AC, says it starts with keeping your outdoor air conditioning units clean.
More than 70 million are under heat warnings and advisories this weekend through early next week as a potent heat dome sends temperatures soaring to levels the National Weather Service is calling "potentially deadly." The big picture: The heat wave, made worse by a long-term, climate change-influenced drought, shows signs of eventually swelling into the middle of the country and then eastward through next week.
The world is now 1.1 degrees Celsius - 2 degrees Fahrenheit - warmer on average than it was at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. But baked into that seemingly small change in the average is a big increase in dangerous extreme temperatures. That's made cooling, particularly air conditioning, vital for the survival of billions of people.
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