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Wed Aug 11, 2021, 06:10 PM

Sicily soars to 120 degrees, potentially setting Europe all-time heat record.

Amid a sweltering summer in which scores of long-standing heat records have fallen across the Northern Hemisphere, Europe may have just registered its highest temperature observed.

A weather station in Syracuse on the island of Sicily, Italy recorded a blistering temperature of 119.8 degrees Wednesday, which would establish a new European heat record if verified by the World Meteorological Organization. The previous verified European record of 118.4 degrees was established in Greece on July 10, 1977.

The extreme heat comes during what will probably be the most intense and lasting heat wave of this summer for the island, according to the Sicilian Agrometeorological Information Service (SAIS), which operates the station that posted the record-breaking temperature.

Maximiliano Herrera, a climatologist who tracks weather records around the globe, told the Capital Weather Gang that the weather station that recorded the temperature used high-quality instrumentation and is well-maintained.

Syracuse is a city in southeast Sicily, known for its ancient ruins, and is home to about 120,000 people. Excessively hot conditions covered much of the island Wednesday, with widespread high temperatures exceeding the century mark in its central and southern areas.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/08/11/europe-heat-wave-record-sicily/?

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Wed Aug 11, 2021, 06:15 PM

1. ohm myy.

eep

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Wed Aug 11, 2021, 07:20 PM

2. It's going to take a couple of hundred years to

get back to where we were before all the emissions from gas, coal, and other pollutants during the last 100+ years screwed things up.

Now we will be "adapting" for a long, long time.

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Wed Aug 11, 2021, 08:05 PM

3. There are horrific wild fires in Algeria

https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2021/aug/11/wildfires-in-algeria-leave-more-than-40-dead-including-soldiers-video

More than 40 people have died as wildfires sweep through parts of Algeria. Dozens of fires have hit the Kabyle region 60 miles (100km) east of Algiers with remote villages and limited access to water complicating efforts to contain the blazes. The death toll includes 25 soldiers who were killed as they worked to rescue people in Bejaiea and Tizi Ouzou

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Wed Aug 11, 2021, 09:07 PM

4. Kick

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