Tag Archives: Heat
Heat waves are caused by very hot, stagnant air masses. Regions that suffer under intense hot spells are usually dominated by a surface high-pressure system with a mid-tropospheric ridge aloft . . . Continue reading
Though it has been hot and humid lately in southern Wisconsin, this summer has been relatively mild compared to previous summers.
Since June 1 in Madison, the daily average temperature has been . . . Continue reading
The heat index, or apparent temperature index, indicates how hot it feels. It is expressed as a function of air temperature and the relative humidity. . . Continue reading
Heat bursts are sudden, usually dramatic increases in the surface temperature, often accompanied by strong winds, that sometimes occur in the vicinity of a thunderstorm. Though they are not an everyday occurrence, they are not exceptionally unusual either . . . Continue reading