Extreme Heat Belt Prediction: The states expected to hit a heat index of 125 degrees by 2053
An extreme heat belt is the latest weather fear for farmers.
A new study by the non profit group, First Street Foundation, warns that an extreme heat belt will emerge from Texas to Illinois, meaning the heat index could reach 125 degrees at least one day a year by the year 2053. This comes as many states in that area experienced some of the hottest days on record this summer, damaging crops and livestock production.
The states most likely to see this increase are Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri and Florida.