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Scripps climate researchers have issued a new study showing an increase in the number of hot, humid days in California.
From mid July to early August 2006, a heat wave swept through the southwestern United States.
Older people -- those age 60 and older -- and people with chronic disease are at higher risk in excessive heat, researchers in Canada said.
If you are wilting under the summer heat, consider this: your child may one day think of summer 2009 as â€œback in the cool old days.â€ To illustrate expected increases in extreme summer heat, scientists at Climate Central have analyzed climate change projections made with global climate models.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Secretary Everette James today reminded all Pennsylvanians to take necessary precautions to remain healthy and safe in extremely hot weather. "Many people do not understand just how dangerous hot weather can be.
NEW YORK, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As we prepare for hotter, humid weeks ahead and temperatures reach well over 100 degrees in some parts of the country, older adults are at higher risk of health problems if they don't take the proper precautions to protect themselves from the sweltering heat.
With record-breaking heat and humidity, parents, coaches and caregivers should keep a close watch on children for early warning signs of heat-related illnesses, said a Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) pediatrician.
An extreme heat wave affected much of the state of California during mid- to late July 2006, breaking daily maximum temperature records in many regions of the State.
The latest series of wildfires to hit Australia appeared to be intensified due to climate change, scientists reported on Monday.
Residents of Southeast Australia experienced record high temperatures during an intense heat wave on Thursday, which could have giant implications for oncoming global warming, researchers said.
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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