After a ridiculous heatwave that swept the East Coast in the United States, the temperature cools down as the heatwave has left 46 dead.
The scorching heatwave the took America’s East Coast by storm has finally ceased as the Daily Mail reports that temperatures have finally cooled down to the mid 80′s and high 90′s. While temperatures still remain uncomfortably high to some, with more than 4,500 heat records broken over the past couple of weeks, many are welcoming the change of temperature with open arms. Moreover, at one point, the heat became so intense that it actually melted a plane in Washington to the ground and was delayed for three hours as the airport staff at Reagan National Airport dealt with the situation.
The cooler air that greatly decreased the heated temperatures came on Sunday, where some temperatures went down by 15 or more degrees from Saturday’s highs, which topped 100 in cities including Philadelphia, Washington, St. Louis, Indianapolis and Louisville, Ky.
While the heat is no longer a major concern, many are still mourning the deaths the heatwave brought as 46 people have been announced dead over the past several days due to the intense heat.
According to weather service meteorologist John Cristantello, the extreme heat was due to what was happening thousands of feet up in the atmosphere and the high pressure building up there “translates to the surface, warming it up.”
Temperature Cools Down as the Heatwave Has Left 46 Dead.