As a side note to the big story about dangerously hot weather for people who are sticklers for using proper terminology, the conditions over the next couple of days do not constitute a heat wave.

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF

Just as certain conditions must be present in the winter for a storm to be an actual blizzard, not all hot weather events qualify as a heat wave.

The World Meteorological Organization definition of a heat wave is five or more consecutive days where the daily maximum temperature is nine degrees or more above the average normal high for the date and location.

More From 96.1 The Eagle