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Scientists predict more days of dangerously-high heat indexes to come

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Posted at 7:32 PM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 19:32:58-04

LANSING, Mich. — The extreme heat headed our way may become normal in the next few decades, according to scientists.

The "Union of Concerned Scientists" put out a report Tuesday saying we're going to have a lot more days of dangerously-high heat indexes.

The report breaks it down by state and predicts that within the next 30 years, Michigan will average 34 days a year with a heat index above 90 degrees, 11 days above 100 degrees and five days above 105 degrees.

It is predicted that at least two days a year will have a heat index so high the National Weather Service won't be able to accurately measure it.

As of now, the scale goes to 137 degrees.

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