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Expect hotter-than-usual summers in the U.S. and other parts of the globe, according to NOAA new forecasts . 

Extreme heat is a major public health threat and plays a role in droughts and wildfires. 

An ongoing El Niño event in the tropical Pacific Ocean is quickly fading, with cooling ocean temperatures at and beneath the surface. 

  • A La Niña climate cycle is expected to take shape, which features cooler-than-average tropical Pacific Ocean temperatures, later this summer. 
  • Some studies show that these transitions are associated with hotter-than-average summertime conditions across large parts of the U.S., centered across the Midwest. 
  • The transition will also influence conditions around the globe, as the planet nears its 11th straight month with record warm temperatures.

Extreme weather will bring increased power outages despite what climate cage deniers say