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heat wave

noun as in hot spell

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That research is the latest step in the growing field of climate change attribution science, which connects day-to-day events like heat waves, floods, and superstorms to human-caused warming.

From coastal towns and riverfront communities, to urban centers and suburban neighborhoods, the frequency and severity of storms, heat waves, droughts and wildfires is increasing.

The city wants compensation for the related injuries, such as higher sea levels and the damage caused by more dramatic storms, floods, droughts and heat waves.

Already, the region has warmed at roughly twice the rate as the rest of the world and is experiencing an increased frequency of wildfires, heat waves and disappearing glaciers.

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It’s a problem that will only grow worse as climate change progresses, bringing swifter and harder rainfall and more unpredictable heat waves and drought.

EnerNOC in turn pays users—which it calls “assets”—to curtail power usage during peak-demand events such as a heat wave.

If you thought this recent heat wave has been bad, try braving 1,800-degree temperatures with 4,350-mile-per-hour winds.

This summer's punishing heat wave could wreak havoc on grocery bills.

A study published in 2005 showed just that kind of loading for the European heat wave of 2003.

As a “giant heat wave” moved east across the nation, heat records that dated back to the Dust Bowl fell with uncanny speed.

The heat-wave had put forward the almanac, and the Newport season was in full swing nearly a month in advance of its usual date.

The next day the first intense heat wave of summer swept over Tunkett.

In the case of a sustained heat-wave, this would take place at some time during each night.

Here we were in the middle of a heat wave, the thermometer nudging ninety, and the old guy's wrist is like an icicle!

We were in a furnace—a heat-wave in which we were like to drown.


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On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to heat wave, such as: dog days, canicular days, high summer, hot wave, and warm front.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.