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

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com As summer approaches, it becomes more and more difficult to stay cool. A study points out that staying cool is necessary to human survival. 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; the estimate by the NRDC only calculates 40 cities. According to the scientists at the NRDC, the average temperatures in North America will...

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2011-08-10 05:00:00

Weather records are being broken in many regions of the US. According to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, 41 of the lower 48 states had above-normal or a record warmest July. Only seven of the lower 48 states "” all west of the Rockies "” experienced a July average temperature near or below the twentieth century average. Drought conditions are so bad in Texas, covering 75 percent of the state, that it would take about 20 inches of precipitation in one month to end the...

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2010-09-16 12:30:49

'Dark Side of Climate Change' Seen in Record Setting Night-time Temperatures 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. A new analysis from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) shows that: * At nearly one of four...

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. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While many Americans focused on this summer's daytime record-setting temperatures, there is growing concern about the largely...

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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. The record heat wave sent thousands of people to the hospital suffering heatstroke. The average temperature nationwide between June and August was 1.64 degrees Celsius above average for the period, according to experts. The previous record summer heat was in 1994, with average temperatures 1.36 degrees C above normal. The agency did not say what the average...

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. -- shows the May 2009 combined global land and ocean surface temperature was 0.95 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average of 58.6 degrees Fahrenheit. The global land surface temperature was 1.19 degrees...

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. The mercury previously has topped 95 degrees only three times this summer. "We should exceed 95 degrees approximately 20 times in a normal year," said National Weather Service meteorologist Ben Miller. "And we're already down two of the...

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. From 1982 through 2006, the direct cause of at least 115 deaths was heat. Plus, heat was considered an indirect cause of at least 95 other deaths. The summer of 1995 heat waves hold the record as the No....

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. A number of cities - especially those hard-hit in the past, such as Chicago, Phoenix and Philadelphia, Pa. - now get aggressive when a heat wave emerges. They open cooling centers, hand out water...

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. Areas a little farther from the beach will feel a bit warmer. In Downey and surrounding areas, temperatures will be in the low 90s, which is a few degrees higher than average, he said. Highs are expected to remain constant...


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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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