Latest Heat wave Stories

2011-07-22 11:10:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the past two days, the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's Heatline has fielded more than 300 calls from people wanting to know how best to handle the heat wave blasting the region. The PCA Heatline is up and running as soon as the National Weather Service declares an "excessive heat warning." Heat is the biggest natural disaster in this country -- it claims more lives each year than fires, floods and earthquakes combined. The PCA...

2011-07-21 12:38:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a serious heat wave affecting much of the state and country, Agriculture Secretary George Greig today cautioned livestock and pet owners to take measures to protect animals from high temperatures that can cause them to suffer from heat-related stress. "Owners must monitor their animals during these extreme temperatures, because livestock and pets can quickly become distressed," said Greig. "If your animals exhibit unusual...

2011-07-21 08:41:00

21 Deaths This Year and Summer Heat Waves Call For Extra Care with Children WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the mid-point of summer, with hot temperatures throughout the country and more than 20 child deaths so far from hyperthermia, Safe Kids USA reminds caregivers to never leave children alone in vehicles. According to a national survey done by the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS) 45 percent of parents think it is "very unlikely" a child in their...

2011-07-19 11:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 19, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With "feels-like" temperatures approaching or exceeding 100 degrees forecast for parts of Pennsylvania this week, the Department of Health is reminding all Pennsylvanians of important steps they can take to protect their health. "According to the National Weather Service, afternoon heat indices may reach 100 degrees - and possibly higher - between Thursday and Saturday," said Health Secretary Dr. Eli Avila. "We are encouraging all...

2011-07-14 10:20:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With much of the U.S. broiling under an intense heat wave, the experts at Caring.com, the leading online resource for caregivers, have designed tips to help seniors reduce heat-related health risks. Research shows that seniors are more vulnerable to heat illness, the two biggest risks being heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Dehydration and heat cramps are also common dangers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070921/AQF020LOGO) To...

2011-06-30 00:00:29

America is already feeling the effects of summers blistering heat. Hundreds will die this year and thousands will become ill of summer heat. CHILL Towels were invented to instantly provide relief from heats harmful effects. Key West, FL (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 Heat waves kill more people in the United States than all of the other natural disasters combined. Heat is a hidden killer causing thousands of Americans to suffer from the effects of heat stress, heat cramps, heat syncope, heat...

2011-06-11 08:48:04

According to a new study on climate change, researchers project that, by 2050, the coolest summers in the tropics and parts of the northern hemisphere will still be hotter than the hottest summers seen since the 1950s if global warming continues its rapid upswing. "The permanent emergence of unprecedented summer heat" could be felt in tropical regions in Africa, Asia and South America within the coming decades, according to the study, being published in the journal Climate Change Letters...

2011-06-06 14:00:00

The tropics and much of the Northern Hemisphere are likely to experience an irreversible rise in summer temperatures within the next 20 to 60 years if atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations continue to increase, according to a new climate study by Stanford University scientists. The results will be published later this month in the journal Climatic Change. In the study, the Stanford team concluded that many tropical regions in Africa, Asia and South America could see "the permanent...

2011-03-10 07:55:00

The deadly heat wave that crippled Russia last summer was due to a natural atmospheric phenomenon often associated with weather extremes and not directly caused by global warming, according to a new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). And while the scientists could not attribute the intensity of the Russian heat wave to climate change, they did find that extreme heat waves are likely to become more frequent in the region in the coming decades. The researchers...

2011-01-12 14:05:00

U.S. government scientists said in a report on Wednesday that the year 2010 tied with 2005 as the warmest year on record for global surface temperatures. NOAA report that the Earth in 2010 experienced temperatures higher than the 20th century average for the 34th year in a row. It said that 2010 and 2005 were 1.12 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average when taking a combination of land and water surface temperatures. Those two years were also the highest in temperature since...

Latest Heat wave Reference Libraries

Urban Heat Island
2013-04-02 15:35:21

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
2012-12-31 12:08:31

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...

Weather Summary from July 8
2012-07-09 08:00:41

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...

The Heat Wave Of The Central United States
2012-06-26 06:00:45

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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