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2006-08-18 02:35:00

TOKYO (Reuters) - The current heat wave will continue in many areas of Japan for at least another week from Saturday, and then start cooling down, the official forecaster said on Friday.

2006-08-03 11:45:00

PARIS (Reuters) - The French government said on Thursday 112 people had died due to the heat in the hottest July since 1950. The toll was far lower than a killer heatwave three summers ago when thousands died.

2006-08-01 23:33:05

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - Parts of the eastern United States began sweltering through a forecast three-day heat wave on Tuesday with the mercury topping 100 F (38 C) in some areas and New York City electricity demand setting a new record.

2006-08-01 18:16:17

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - Parts of the eastern United States began sweltering through a forecast three-day heat wave on Tuesday with the mercury topping 100 F (38 C) in some areas and New York City electricity demand setting a new record.

2006-07-27 09:46:46

By Francois Murphy PARIS (Reuters) - Overnight storms in France brought welcome relief on Thursday from a heatwave that killed 64 people and which provided the first real test of new measures aimed at preventing the mass deaths of three summers ago.

2006-07-25 12:01:34

PARIS (Reuters) - Around 40 people in France, mostly elderly, have died in a heatwave over the past week and the Netherlands is poised to record its hottest July since records began.

2006-07-21 14:35:54

By James Mackenzie PARIS (Reuters) - A heatwave in France has probably killed 21 people, including a 15-month-old baby, officials said on Friday, and the rest of Europe also sweltered with no sign of temperatures dropping.

2006-07-21 13:57:01

By James Mackenzie PARIS (Reuters) - A heatwave in France has probably killed more than 20 people, including a 15-month-old baby, officials said on Friday, and the rest of Europe also sweltered with no sign of temperatures dropping.

2006-07-21 08:55:31

PARIS (Reuters) - A heatwave in France has probably killed 20 people this week, including a 15-month old baby, the Health Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

2006-07-20 08:56:03

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Temperatures will average above normal in most of the United States in August, extending what has been the warmest year on record so far, the U.S. National Weather Service said on Thursday.


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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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