This Heatwave is So Hot, The National Weather Service Baked Biscuits Inside a Car

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This Heatwave is So Hot, The National Weather Service Baked Biscuits Inside a Car

Post by IceCube » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:11 am

A heatwave is gripping much of the nation, with temperatures expected to hit triple digits in many states by the weekend. And while we've heard of it being so hot you can fry an egg on the sidewalk, someone is taking things a step further: Staff at the National Weather Service's Omaha office were able to bake biscuits in the backseat of a car on Thursday.

The outdoor temperature in Omaha yesterday was only 99 degrees, but it was a lot hotter inside the automobile—hot enough that a sheet of biscuit dough hit 175.2 degrees Fahrenheit after only an hour.

After four hours in the car, the tops of the biscuits were golden.

And after eight hours, Weather Service staff declared the outsides of the biscuits were edible, though the middles were "still pretty doughy."

Meteorologists expect much of the Canada and the U.S.—from Chicago to Boston—to reach the triple-digits this weekend, with record-breaking temperatures in some regions.

Dozens of cities have already declared heat emergencies.

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Perhaps this should also be a friendly reminder to not leave anything living inside vehicles. :shock:

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