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US Weather Agency Uses Car as Oven to Bake Biscuits Amid Deadly Heatwave

National Weather Service Omaha attempted to bake biscuits using only the sunlight and a heated car in the parking lot to highlight how several US States are reeling under an intense heat wave.

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Updated:July 22, 2019, 1:40 PM IST
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US Weather Agency Uses Car as Oven to Bake Biscuits Amid Deadly Heatwave
Biscuits, which started to get a slight golden tinge. (Twitter/ @NWSOmaha)

It’s a well-known fact that cars parked in the sunlight are heat magnets. To illustrate how hot it actually gets inside a vehicle on a hot summer day, the National Weather Service in United States baked some biscuits using just sunlight.

“If you are wondering if it's going to be hot today, we are attempting to bake biscuits using only the sun and a car in our parking lot. We will keep you posted with the progress. Stay cool!” the National Weather Service Omaha wrote on Twitter last week.

It posted an update, forty-five minutes later, saying the biscuits were “rising.”

Within an hour, the pan temperature had reached 175 Fahrenheit (nearly 80 Celsius) while biscuit tops were at 153 Fahrenheit (over 60 Celsius).

“This is a good time to remind everyone that your car does in fact get deadly hot. Look before you lock! On average 38 children die in hot cars each year. Don't be a statistic!” the National Weather Service posted in another tweet.

The National Weather Service posted several tweets detailing the baking progress and the rising temperatures.

And after eight hours, the biscuits were “edible.”

Several US states are reeling under an intense heat wave that has left six people dead and prompted authorities to issue advisories including on the dangers of leaving kids or pets inside parked vehicles.

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