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October Heat Wave Breaks Records, Forecasts Are Only Getting Hotter

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I left my apartment today in a just a t-shirt, checking out the golden trees on my block, cheerful as can be while soaking up the warmth of the sun.

The only problem with this picture is that it's October. And I live in New York. And this isn't supposed to be happening.

As CNN explains, over 25 cities in America have experienced record high temperatures for this time of year, and 40 cities might break more records this week.

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There's a lot of meteorological jargon I could report right now that you would not read, but basically there's a thing called a “Bermuda High” and its sent hot, dry air into the northeast.

Some places might get into the 80s and 90s today and tomorrow, with the warmest temperatures set to come in the southwest and southeast.

The dryness and heat is only making the drought conditions the southeast has been experiencing all summer even worse.

As CNN points out, much of the Southeast currently has some sort of water restriction already put into place, so this extreme heat is just going to make that situation way worse.

I don't think it should come as much of a surprise to any of us that weather abnormalities like this keep happening.

Of course, increases in extreme highs and extreme lows of temperature also brings more severe storms.

Global warming, a subject both presidential candidates barely even bring up, has been proven to lead to more and more extreme weather conditions, which will continue to put lives and property at risk.

Of course, nobody seems to really care about that any more. Sometimes, I feel like fear over one of the worst threats to our species became cliché and lame to talk about around 2008.

God help us all. (God is the name of my pet lizard, who is extremely good at coming up with ideas for alternative energy sources.)

Citations: CNN