16:11 GMT19 June 2021
Listen Live
    Get short URL

    The US Midwest and East Coast have been scorched with record-breaking temperatures over the weekend, local media reported, citing a heat index that at some points in certain areas has reached 106 degrees F (41 C).

    According to Reuters, the extreme heat prompted local officials to cancel outdoor concerts, sporting events and competitions, including Saturday's horse races at Saratoga Race Course in upstate New York and Sunday's New York City Triathlon.

    However, amid the abnormally hot weather a tasty tool hes been found to make an impact on the heatwaves. Every third Sunday of July marks National Ice Cream Day.

    In 1984, then-US President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation that declared July to be National Ice Cream Month. The third Sunday of that month, which this year falls on 21 July, became known officially as National Ice Cream Day. 

    View this post on Instagram

    A post shared by Bridget Miller (@bridgetmiller._) on

    According to the International Dairy Foods Association, cited by CNN, the average American consumes over 20 pounds (9 kilograms) of ice cream annually. Currently, plain old vanilla is reportedly the top ice cream flavor in the United States.

    View this post on Instagram

    A post shared by miss b. (@missbreezyfosheezy) on

    Meanwhile, the National Weather Service has warned Americans of severe storms packed with powerful winds and heavy rain that could hit some areas as the scorching heatwave begins its retreat on Monday.


    Viral Ice Cream-Licking Woman Wanted by Twitter Users, Law Enforcement
    'Food Tampering Is Not a Joke': Texas Police Bust Viral Video Ice-Cream Licker - Report
    US Man Arrested After Licking, Fingering Ice Cream in ‘Copycat’ Recording (Videos, Photos)
    Not Now! Ice Cream Recall In Canada As North American Heatwave Reaches Peak
    ice cream, weather, US
    Community standardsDiscussion