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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.
US 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.
Cities such as New York, Philadelphia, and Boston are prominent centers of political power.
The risk of dying from a heat wave is highest when heat waves occur early in the summer and are hotter and longer than usual.
After women exercise, they generally glow with radiance.
Women have to work harder than men in order to start sweating, while men are more effective sweaters during exercise.
An unparalleled heat wave in eastern Europe, coupled with intense droughts and fires around Moscow, put Earth's temperatures in the headlines this summer.
Temperatures have been reaching record highs in states all across America this summer, and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is warning people that the worst may be yet to come.
In 2003, a massive heat wave struck and killed some 30,000 people in Europe in an area where heat was not considered a major threat.
Heat waves like those that baked the Northeast in July are likely to be more frequent and more intense in the future, with their effects amplified in densely built urban environments like Manhattan.
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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