RECORD COAST TO COAST HEAT WAVE THREATENS US CROPS

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8 july 2020

Coast-to-Coast U.S. Heat Wave May Break Records, Hurt Crops

By Brian K Sullivan and Chris Martin, Bloomberg News, July 8, 2020

*New York reaches 91 Thursday, Texas faces searing heat Friday

*Power grids may face shortages, high temperatures to tax crops


Oppressive heat will blanket the U.S. from California to the Northeast through at least the middle of next week, driving up energy demand, stressing crops and probably setting new records.

New York’s Central Park is forecast to reach 91 degrees Fahrenheit (33 Celsius) Thursday, and will remain in the high 80s through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Heat advisories are in place in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois, and reach into western and northern New York and central New England.

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