Heat advisory: Nearly 90 million Americans under a heat advisory

Nicole Brown wipes sweat from her face while setting up her beverage stand near the National Mall on Friday, July 22, 2022, in Washington. Nearly 90 million Americans are under a heat advisory, with heat building up in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast this week.

Nathan Howard, Associated Press

Nearly 90 million Americans are under a heat advisory while more than 100 million have experienced extreme heat alerts for eight out of the last 16 days.

As many as 54.7 million Americans will be in areas with dangerous heat levels on Thursday, meaning temperatures from 103 to 124 degrees where heat cramps or exhaustion is likely.

According to CBS News, more than 80% of Americans will experience heat above 90 degrees in the next week with the heat building up in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. On Thursday, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu declared a heat emergency that will last through Sunday.

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In Oregon, officials have reported at least seven heat-related deaths, according to the Associated Press, during a heatwave in the Pacific Northwest last week when the region saw triple-digit temperatures.

So far this summer, Utah has seen 21 days in the triple digits — 18 of those being in July — and was the hottest July on record, according to KSL-TV meteorologist Matthew Johnson.

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