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Summer temperatures in North America: “Extreme meteorological fluctuations” |  Weather News

Summer temperatures in North America: “Extreme meteorological fluctuations” | Weather News

Seasonal heat records were set in Canada and the United States this week. In a number of places, the thermometer was already showing summer temperatures.

look. Summer temperatures are being enjoyed across North America, although it won't last long

In the central United States, abnormally high temperatures at the beginning of the week were followed by a sudden drop in mercury levels. Temperatures then rose again to above-average levels, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). “Rollercoaster” is how the NWS describes the changing temperatures.

Yesterday is expected to be the warmest day on record in February or during the winter weather season in Chicago, with temperatures exceeding 20 degrees, the X local weather service said. But by Wednesday morning, temperatures are expected to drop below freezing. “We're about to embark on a meteorological crash, with summer, spring and winter weather in 24 hours.”

Multiple thermal registers

Several record temperatures have also been set in recent days, including in St. Louis, Missouri, and in northern cities such as Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. In the latter city, a record temperature of 18 degrees was measured on Monday. Texas also saw unusual temperatures: in Dallas it was 33 degrees on Monday, also a record high for February 26.

In addition to the United States, it is abnormally warm in several places in Canada. In Montreal, the temperature reached 15 degrees on Tuesday, making it the warmest February 27 since measurements began.

Last month was already the warmest January on record worldwide, according to US and European weather agencies. According to experts, a record-breaking February is possible again, mainly driven by climate change in combination with the El Niño weather phenomenon.

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A man took off his shirt on an unusually hot February day yesterday in Chicago.
A man took off his shirt on an unusually hot February day yesterday in Chicago. © Getty Images via AFP