Hot summer ahead for Arizona and U.S.

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The U.S. could be in for another very hot summer. That’s according to a new study from the National Weather Service (NWS). This could mean more extreme weather events as well as heightened health concerns.

The NWS outlook, released this month, found that many parts of the U.S., including New England and the Southwest, are likely to have higher-than-average temperatures from June through August. We found out more about what’s ahead from ASU Climatologist Randy Cerveny.

In recent years, hotter summer temperatures have been driven by climate change, and in some cases, the arrival of a climate pattern known as La Niña, which contributes to drier conditions in certain regions in the U.S.

“What they’re saying is that basically, we’re going to have a large high-pressure system that’ll push moisture not into the typical monsoon flow, but instead it’ll be going up around into Oregon and Washington,” Cerveny said.

Randy Cerveny, ASU Climatologist

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