Transcript for Spring Scorcher Has Some Parts of the Country Sizzling in Triple Digits With Extreme Weather
We're watching a why -- shift in the nation's weather underway right now. People who were freezing the few weeks ago now sweltering an unprecedented heat wave parts of the country in triple digits record shattering. ABC's Clayton -- -- reports on what he's seen first hand tonight. Tonight's spraying is turning severe sizzling across the south with temperatures as much as twenty to. Categories above normal concordia Kansas hit 96 degrees breaking a record set 127. Years ago snow was falling in Wichita Kansas as late as April 14 but just twenty days later the city recorded its earliest 100 degree day ever. Wichita Falls, Texas is so desperate for water they've hired -- for exceeding pumping chemicals into the clouds to help -- worrying. -- the heat wave follows powerful tornadoes that recently pummeled southern states the destructive chaos captured in new video from Tupelo Mississippi. Thrashing this preschool playground. President today the president tours damage in -- Arkansas. We're gonna support you every step away as for those heat waves and they are exactly what climate scientists have long predicted and what the president warned about this week. As humans release carbon dioxide disrupting the planet's climate. -- severe drought and that's a recipe for support support charged threat from wildfires. If the climate continues to get hotter one prediction says that by mid century. People who live in regions like this the southern Rockies could see wildfire activity. Double. Oklahoma has been burning for days and tonight fire weather warnings are out across seven states we're looking in an upcoming very high and dry summer. And it's gonna put our resources to -- eight military firefighting planes including these from the North Carolina and Wyoming Air National Guard. Are now ready to back up a shrinking civilian tanker fleet cities. A C 130 stood out police thousand gallons. Five seconds. It does give them could -- slow down look -- of the far. Regular patrol and tonight severe thunderstorm watches are posted for parts of six states. New worried that storms packing lightning could spark even more new fires. Clayton sand -- ABC news Denver.
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