The record-breaking Midwestern heat wave — triple-digit temperatures for days from St. Louis to Minneapolis — continues its oppressive invasion of Charm City with 103 and 104-degree forecasts for Friday and Saturday.
A result of climate change? Hard to tie a single heat wave directly to climate change, the experts say. But, they add, we ought to get used to the heat. It’s consistent with a larger pattern.
June 2012, for example, was the 17th consecutive month in Baltimore with a monthly temperature above the 1981-2010 monthly normal, according to the National Weather Service.
Also, the temperature reached 90 degrees or higher on 11 days last month, more than double the normal number of 90 degree days for June over the past 30 years. The 100-degree temperature June 21 tied the previous June maximum temperature set in 1923...