What Causes A Heat Wave

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asked Jul 31, 2016 in Weather by derrick2 (200 points)
We're had a heat wave a week ago. It was 120 F for that whole week.

What causes these heat waves?

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answered Aug 1, 2016 by chad (13,500 points)

Heatwaves are caused by a system of higher atmospheric pressure, where air from upper levels of the atmosphere descends and rotates out.

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