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- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports a heat dome will overtake much of the United States over the next week.
- Some areas may reach up to 15 degrees higher than average.
- The unrelenting extreme heat in the Pacific Northwest is renewing fears that the numerous wildfires raging in the area will continue to surge and spread.
A major heat dome is expected to envelop much of the United States in scorching temperatures over the next week, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The upcoming heat wave will reportedly affect much of the Lower 48 states, with some areas reaching up to 15 degrees higher than average.
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The Great Plains can expect temperatures to exceed 95 degrees, while St. Louis, specifically, may surpass 110 degrees.
The West won’t experience a reprieve from its continuous barrage of heat waves, as it is also expected to hit highs from the 90s to the 100s across parts of Oregon and Washington.
The extreme heat in the Pacific Northwest is renewing fears that the numerous wildfires raging in the area will continue to surge and spread amid the unrelenting drought conditions.
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