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150,000 Heat-Related Deaths Predicted By End Of The Century
2012-05-25 05:07:18

A recent report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) predicts that, by the end of the century, more than 150,000 Americans could die due to heat-related causes.

2011-08-10 05:00:00

Weather records are being broken in many regions of the US.

2010-09-16 12:30:49

While many Americans focused on this summer’s day-time record-setting temperatures, there is growing concern about the largely ignored pattern of record-setting nighttime temperatures, which pose special dangers to elderly and low-income Americans who are more dependent on overnight cooling during the hottest months.

2010-09-16 10:00:00

Special Risk Seen to Elderly, Low-Income Population from Reduced Overnight Cooling; Nighttime Temperatures More Sensitive to Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Records Set in AL, AZ, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WV, and WI. WASHINGTON, Sept.

2010-09-02 06:25:00

The Japan Meteorological Agency said Wednesday that the country has had its hottest summer on record since records began in 1898.

2009-06-23 14:30:54

A U.S. analysis shows combined average global land and ocean surface temperatures during May made it the fourth warmest since record keeping began in 1880. The analysis -- conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C.

2008-08-05 06:00:34

By Michele Munz, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Aug. 5--Monday felt like the hottest day of the year so far in the St. Louis area, and today could be hotter. While August typically features hot and humid weather, this heat warning carries a bit of a jolt.

2008-08-01 18:00:04

By CRAIG KOPLIEN Heat is the No. 1 weather-related killer in the United States. Heat waves have been responsible for an average of at least 237 deaths a year since 1997. In Wisconsin since 1982, heat waves have been responsible for more deaths than all other natural disasters combined.

2008-08-01 18:00:04

By Amanda Lee Myers PHOENIX - In recent years, deadly heat waves have killed dozens to hundreds of people at a time in various U.S. cities, often catching local officials unprepared. Climate scientists say more killer heat waves lie ahead with global warming, and city officials are taking note.

2008-07-08 03:00:12

By Andy Franks The Long Beach coast will escape the extreme heat wave that lies ahead for much of California this week, forecasters said Monday. Long Beach coastal temperatures will average around 80 degrees, according to AccuWeather meteorologist Allan Reppert.

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The Weather Discussion From July 5
2012-07-06 08:00:21

July 5, was an active day for severe weather with well over 400 wind damage reports extending from the Southeast all the way back into the Mid-Atlantic Region. The heat was present again in many places from the Gulf Coast northward into the Ohio River valley seeing temps surpass the 100F with Heat index values near 115F. This extreme heat needs to be taken seriously as it can have huge implications from power outages to dehydration and also long exposure to the sun and heat can have health...

Heat Wave Strikes The East Coast
2012-06-21 06:38:07

The heat wave of June 20, 2012 not only marked the beginning of summer but also the beginning of a strong push of warm air that will be in the Northeast for the next couple of days. On the map we see that high pressure was located along the Eastern Seaboard which was responsible for bringing up the warm moist air from the South into the region. June 20th high temps ranged from 100F in Baltimore to 94 in New York City and 97F at Boston. These temps are not reflective of the heat index. Most of...

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