© 2024 KUNR
Illustration of rolling hills with occasional trees and a radio tower.
Serving Northern Nevada and the Eastern Sierra
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
iPhone users: Having trouble listening live on KUNR.org? Click here to download our app to listen to your favorite shows.

Nearly 100 million Americans face extreme heat

Extreme heat is sweeping across the United States. Nearly 100 million Americans are under heat-related warnings and advisories — and the National Weather Service says it may be weeks before things cool down.

Many parts of the South and Midwest are seeing temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit and a vast swath of the Southwest is scorching.

The heat isn’t just unpleasant or inconvenient: For vulnerable populations, it’s downright dangerous.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Matthew Cappucci, a meteorologist for the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.