Jul 20, 2019

The "heat dome" has arrived

Data: National Weather Service; Map: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

If you have the luxury today, keep yourself and your loved ones indoors and air conditioned. It's going to be a scorcher.

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Deadly heat wave grips much of the U.S.

People seek refuge from the searing heat at the beach in Coney Island, New York City. Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images)

An "oppressive and dangerous" heat wave that's gripping much of the U.S. has left at least 3 people dead and caused the cancellation of several public events, NBC News reports.

Why it matters: The National Weather Service said the heat was affecting much of the Midwest to the eastern U.S. this weekend. 147 million people in the Central and Eastern U.S. were under a heat advisory or excessive heat warning. "Very warm overnight temperatures limit recovery from daytime heat," the NWS said.

Go deeperArrowUpdated Jul 21, 2019

Extreme heat roasts East Coast, as cold front moves into Midwest

People at Washington Square Park in New York City. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

People on the East Coast can expect the heat wave that's gripped much of the U.S. this weekend to end Monday and Tuesday, the National Weather Service said. But the cold front will bring "strong thunderstorms" and potentially heavy rain that may trigger flash flooding.

The state of play: The cold front was moving through the Midwest Sunday, as the East Coast sweltered through another day of searing temperatures, with several records broken or tied. The heat and humidity caused more power outages and the cancellation of events Sunday.

Go deeperArrowUpdated Jul 22, 2019

Where China is getting its goods while U.S. farmers languish

Data: The Observatory of Economic Complexity; Graphic: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Tuesday the U.S. government would pay a minimum of $15 per acre in aid to farmers impacted by President Trump’s trade war with China.

Why it matters: The trade war has been crippling for U.S. farmers, as China has looked elsewhere for key crops — particularly soybeans.

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