A heat wave is a period of unusually hot weather that lasts at least two days. The temperatures have to be outside the historical averages for a given area for 2 days to technically be classified a heat wave.
Although here in Wisconsin, we appreciate the occasional heat wave, they can be quite dangerous in certain areas, if not taken seriously.
Heat waves form as a result of trapped air. Normally, air cycles around the globe, but if there is a lot of atmospheric pressure pushing the air down, it cannot rise up and move. Think about a closed car on a warm day – it may not be super hot outside, but with all of that hot air being trapped inside, it can become dangerously hot quickly!
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