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Amazon wildfires have spiked, sparking fears of land grabs for agriculture and the release of greenhouse gases that will accelerate global warming.

It's the third-highest total on record to date, and already two weeks past the average number of 90-degree days for a full year.

A destructive storm propelled baseball-sized hail at 70 mph as it ravaged a Montana wildlife management area.

In just 15 minutes, a small mass of clouds quadrupled in size, shot 40,000 feet high and morphed into a raging thunderstorm.

Not quite as hot over the next few days, but the chances for daily showers and thunderstorms remain elevated through Friday.

  • Greg Porter
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Storms tomorrow should be less numerous than today.

"We stood up and saw the mattresses coming at us," Robb Manes told The Washington Post.

July is actually D.C.'s hottest month. Here's why.

  • David Policansky
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A swiftly moving wildfire sent flames shooting 160 feet into the air on Gran Canaria island, sending people fleeing for safer ground.

Punishing heat and humidity only slowly improve in the coming days thanks to more clouds and storm chances before a late-week cool front and a potentially fantastic weekend.

  • Matt Rogers
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It’s a few degrees cooler on Tuesday but still abnormally hot and humid.

The U.S. doesn't own Greenland (yet), but it already holds the key to our long-term fate.

With rain falling so heavily it was difficult to breathe, nearly three feet of water accumulated in just eight hours.

A new study finds that climate change could have hugely negative economic consequences for nearly all countries, unless greenhouse gas emissions are quickly and significantly curtailed.

Several photographers captured elusive bolts of lightning as the setting sun poked through storm clouds.

Explaining the science behind a disco-like lightning display.

The weekend has a chance to be great.

Lots of lightning, some strong winds, and rain with any storms. More heat tomorrow.

  • Greg Porter
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Temperatures heading for the mid-90s means heat indexes approach and surpass 100.

  • Brian Jackson
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You might want to make friends with the closest ice cream vendor.

  • Brian Jackson
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2019 Heat Tracker

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90-degree days so far
Average Year-To-Date
31
Yearly Average
36
Record Most
67 (1980,2010)
Record Fewest
7 (1886,1905)
Last Year
45

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