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According to a "death map" published on Tuesday, heat is more likely to kill an American than an earthquake, and thunderstorms are more deadly than hurricanes.
Don't expect this summer's respite from the usual blistering heat to continue in the years to come: The long-term forecast calls for increased numbers of scorching days and longer, more frequent heat waves.
By Simon Price Santogold may make perfect tunes for marketing cars and trainers, but she will never wow a crowd like Martha Reeves Rock Santogold LIQUID ROOM, EDINBURGH Martha Reeves and the Vandellas CONCORDE 2.
By ERIK ROBINSON Makenzie Vonk, 3, from Vancouver, is unable to keep her SpongeBob SquarePants Popsicle from melting while listening to Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts perform Thursday evening at Esther Short Park.
By The Moultrie Observer, Ga. Aug. 6--MOULTRIE -- With temperatures surpassing the 100-degree mark across Southwest Georgia this week, Public Health officials are warning residents to take precautions to avoid dehydration, heat stroke and other potentially life-threatening conditions.
By Stan Finger, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Aug. 1--In case you haven't noticed, it's been a rather cool summer in the Wichita area so far. That's about to change.
By Cherish Wilson, The Shelby Star, N.C. Jul. 28--Don't let the rain fool you. It'll take more than a few storms rolling through the area to quench the deficit. Shelby is an astounding 72 inches of rain below normal in almost 12 years. That's more than 6 feet of water missing.
By Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. Jul. 21--Cooling sites are open around the region to help people cool off during today's heat advisory. Highs will top out in the upper 90s and the afternoon heat index is expected to reach near 105 degrees.
More than 6,200 people are hospitalized each summer due to excessive heat and the poor, uninsured and elderly are at highest risk, U.S. officials said. A report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, part of the U.S.
By Keith Reid, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jul. 8--The combination of wildfire smoke and a heat wave, which forecasters predict will bring temperatures as high as 108 degrees to Stockton this week, has prompted Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to activate California's plan for excessive heat emergencies.
An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area that is drastically warmer than its surrounding rural areas because of human activities. The phenomenon was first looked into and described by Luke Howard during the 1810s, although he wasn’t the one to name the phenomenon. The difference in temperature is normally bigger at night as opposed to during the day, and it most obvious when winds are weak. Seasonally, UHI is seen during the summer and the winter. The key cause of the urban heat...
Heat therapy is a treatment in the medical field to relieve pain and improve over health. It can be a therapy used only once, repeatedly in rehabilitation sessions, or as part of an after-care routine in sports medicine. It can be delivered in many forms with success in all. How the Heat Helps As heat is introduced to the area, the temperature will increase beginning from the outer layer and moving deeper into the tissues. After the change in temperature, the blood vessels in the area of...
The cold front that moved through the Northeast on Saturday providing much needed relief from the heat has stalled across the Southern Mid-Atlantic. This has created a boundary that triggered widespread showers and storms from the Virginia and Delaware coastline all the way back to Missouri. Some of the embedded storms did manage to reach severe limits, with the main risk being damaging winds. A little over 100 damaging wind reports were documented by the SPC. Unfortunately, the rain was...
So why is there so much heat and humidity rising up into the Northern Plains creating a surge of hot weather? The answer is in the weather map above. If we look over Lake Michigan we see an area of High pressure which has a clockwise flow over the region. So places on the East are having cooler weather as they are getting the air from Canada pushing down towards them. North Dakota into the Gulf Coast are on the back side of the high so there air is coming from the Gulf of Mexico. If...
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