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Scientists Identify Way to Predict Heat Waves

Days of unrelenting high temperatures are the most deadly weather phenomenon on Earth, but like other extreme weather events, they are difficult to predict. Across Europe in 2003, heat waves were blamed for 50,000 deaths. Six hundred lives were lost in California in 2006 because of the scorching temperatures. Now scientists have identified a weather pattern in the atmosphere that may help meteorologists predict heat waves and, as a result, save lives. Heat wave precursor While prior ...

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