‘Extremely Dangerous And Long-Duration’ Catastrophe Hits The Southwest, NWS Says


Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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The National Weather Service (NWS) issued an alert late Tuesday regarding an “extremely dangerous” heatwave in America’s south-central and southwest regions.

“An extremely dangerous and long-duration heat wave will continue over the Southwest well into next week with oppressive heat indices spreading across the south-central and southeast U.S. through this weekend,” NWS tweeted, along with two separate maps of hazards. The first map shows excessive heat warnings, heat advisories and excessive heat watches plaguing nearly every southern state, as well as parts of Alabama and reaching into Utah and Colorado.

The second graphic denotes hazardous heat warnings and isolated areas of heavy rain hitting large chunks of the country except for the central-eastern states from Colorado across to lower New England. Parts of Kentucky are already suffering under flood waters, which have swamped parts of Mayfeild, AccuWeather reported.

The excessive heat is coupled with thick blankets of wildfire smoke, wrecking havoc and turning much of America’s weather into an ongoing catastrophe. These conditions were initially forecast in May when U.S. officials said weather patterns were already signifying a heavy El Niño southern oscillation. (RELATED: Giant Solar Catastrophe Could Start By The End Of 2023)

During El Niño years, warmer and wetter weather tends to swamp the globe. In May, forecasters were seeing enough signals to call 2023 a “super El Niño” year.