Saturday, 10 August 2019

Here's What Will Happen to Our Cities When They Hit 120 Degrees

Here's What Will Happen to Our Cities When They Hit 120 Degrees

Someday in the not-too-distant future, the effective temperatures in New York City will hit 120 degrees. If you were in the five boroughs during the three-day mid-July heat wave where it felt like 110 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the National Weather Service, you got a taste of what extreme heat can do to a city. 50,000 people lost power, the New York Triathlon and other events were canceled, and officials advised people to head to "cooling centers" like libraries and senior centers where they could avoid the heat.

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