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Killer heat wave enters third day
Yahoo ^ | 6/8/11 | James B. Kelleher and Lauren Keiper - Reuters

Posted on 06/08/2011 2:29:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

CHICAGO/BOSTON (Reuters) – The heat wave baking the country's mid-section entered its third day on Wednesday with high temperatures taking a deadly toll from Milwaukee to Memphis.

The hot, humid air, which the National Weather Service warned could create triple-digit heat index readings in many places, also began to spread into the northeast, where temperatures across Southern New England were expected to climb into the 90s on Wednesday and inch higher toward potentially historic numbers on Thursday, meteorologists said.

In Wisconsin, a 69-year-old resident of a Milwaukee nursing home was found dead Tuesday evening after being left unattended outside for three hours in the afternoon heat, which reached a record 97 degrees on Wednesday and hit 90 by early Wednesday afternoon.

The Milwaukee medical examiner is conducting an autopsy to determine if the extreme heat was a factor in the man's death, Karen Domagalski, the agency's operations manager, told Reuters.

In Tennessee, officials said a 75-year-old Memphis woman and a 60-year-old man in Brighton both died of the heat, which reached 98 on Tuesday and was 93 by early Wednesday afternoon.

The heat -- in the mid to upper-90s throughout Tennessee -- coincides with the kickoff of two massive music festivals that has officials in the state bracing for heat-related calls.

The CMA Music Festival kicks off on Wednesday with a parade in Nashville, but the big events begin Thursday, most of them outdoors at LP Field, the open-air home of the Tennessee Titans football team.

Meanwhile, about 85 miles southeast of Nashville, 80,000 fans are expected for Bonnaroo, the huge, four-day rock festival that takes place annually in former farm pastures in Manchester.

Fans are expected to jam up Interstate 24 as they begin arriving on Wednesday for the event, which begins Thursday. ..

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: heatwave; killer

1 posted on 06/08/2011 2:29:35 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

snow in Hawaii


2 posted on 06/08/2011 2:31:57 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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Hot weather brings warnings around East region
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110608/ap_on_re_us/us_hot_weather_4


3 posted on 06/08/2011 2:32:01 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Hell fire in Mississippi


4 posted on 06/08/2011 2:32:37 PM PDT by SouthernClaire
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To: NormsRevenge

Balmy 93 here in NC.


5 posted on 06/08/2011 2:32:52 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

Little cooler today in Michigan, we only topped out at 95 today.


6 posted on 06/08/2011 2:34:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: NormsRevenge

98 in Baltimore.


7 posted on 06/08/2011 2:36:26 PM PDT by RockinRight (Who is "Generic Republican" and why does he poll so much better against Obama than anyone else?)
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To: Rebelbase

we’re flirting with 80 right now.. pocono is running so it’s gonna be hot and sticky all over the east coast..


8 posted on 06/08/2011 2:36:26 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: cripplecreek

weird weather pattern, minnesota was cooking too


9 posted on 06/08/2011 2:37:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

We live with high heat in Texas, but most of us are equipped with air conditioning and our bodies acclimate to going out in the heat too.

I recall a number of years ago when so many elderly died in Paris from the heat........while the young people went out of the city on ‘vacation’. Thoughtful..

Wouldn’t be surprised to see a bad hurricane this year in Texas, things are strange and we have been TOO lucky down here so far.


10 posted on 06/08/2011 2:38:18 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: NormsRevenge

They’ve been getting some pretty good storms across the eastern UP and into Canada.


11 posted on 06/08/2011 2:40:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

I have a very dear friend who lives in Charlotte. He owns a small business that requires him to be outdoors most of the workday. He’s been suffering with the heat, and having to end work early. Doesn’t seem to be an end in sight per forecasts. He says this is unusual for Charlotte, but they had an extended period of high 90’s much of last spring and summer too.


12 posted on 06/08/2011 2:42:00 PM PDT by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Wolfstar

I don’t mind the heat as much as the humidity. we used to start work early too.. still sweat our butts off but we weren’t late for happy hour.


13 posted on 06/08/2011 2:44:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: cripplecreek
looks like a big pocket of hot air slowly moving thru.. The new normal :-)_


14 posted on 06/08/2011 2:47:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m sorry. I live in the Sacramento region, which gets a couple of dozen 100-degree+ days as a matter of course every summer. (Although we just went through a week of 60-degree weather the first week of June. Very strange and cool spring this year.) I am from Houston, where temperatures and humidity race each other for the 100 mark every day during the summer. So I am supposed to believe that temperatures in the low to mid 90’s, even with high humidity, is a “killer heat wave”?


15 posted on 06/08/2011 2:50:45 PM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: NormsRevenge

Lol about happy hour. Can’t miss that. :)


16 posted on 06/08/2011 2:56:31 PM PDT by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: NormsRevenge

Summer has come to Georgia, was a nice spring though.
Not looking forward to the rest of summer.
At least I don’t live downtown any more, I expect
we will see some ugly situations as the heat takes
it’s toll on the urban dwellers.


17 posted on 06/08/2011 3:01:37 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: CA Conservative

This is the first time in three years we have had 90s-100s in early June. Back in the late 80s-through the 90s, it was common. Also common is a 2-3 week period of cool, rainy weather the last part of June. From the forecast, that is in store starting tomorrow.

Maybe we’ll actually have a moderate winter this year. We are certainly due for one. If that happens, I expect screams of “Global Warming”, but I will appreciate it, for a change.

The Greenies in La Crosse decided this was a good time to protest the use of air conditioning. They are “standing up” to “the bosses” and demanding an end to “being frozen” in the workplace, since they are “not fragile electronic chips” and “can stand the heat”. That will work, especially in one of those closed-up Green buildings, I suppose.


18 posted on 06/08/2011 3:01:59 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: NormsRevenge

Today is our first warm day this year, around 78. A hard freeze killed my freshly planted tomatos last week.


19 posted on 06/08/2011 3:11:22 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: potlatch

Wohooo It was 105 here in Houston on Sunday...

I remember living in Phoenix Arizona... It was 115 one summer... but it was a “dry” heat.


20 posted on 06/08/2011 3:15:51 PM PDT by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Oh no! We finally put ours in the ground last weekend. I’ve been keeping them inside and on the deck (eight feet high) under an umbrella for about a month. It’s been in the low 50’s at night, thank goodness.


21 posted on 06/08/2011 3:16:11 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Syntyr
Lol, dry heat is better than humid!
I recall being in Pennsylvania one snowy winter and had my fur coat hanging open because it was a dry cold - just not as chilling it seemed.
22 posted on 06/08/2011 3:37:42 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Inyo-Mono
"Today is our first warm day this year, around 78. A hard freeze killed my freshly planted tomatos last week."

Heck, your comment doesn't mean a thing if you don't state where you are. Which state?

23 posted on 06/08/2011 3:51:53 PM PDT by jackibutterfly (The American Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.)
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To: Inyo-Mono

My tomatoes are doing good, 2 weeks in the ground.. I’m trying to see how old seeds can be and still germinate. I got a bunch of 20-25 year old veg seeds.

so far kohlrabi kicks butt. a few onions , I think,, time for new seeds.


24 posted on 06/08/2011 4:14:54 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: CA Conservative

Very strange and cool spring this year.

I hear ya.. I used to look forward to working in oklahoma or arizona in the summer. 100 , no sweat. well, maybe a little.

and Yes, it is the strangest in a run of strange ones the last decade or two.


25 posted on 06/08/2011 4:18:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Before the glo-bull warmists start their hue and cry, it was hotter here in Arkansas back in 1968 than it is today.


26 posted on 06/08/2011 6:07:36 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare!)
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To: Syntyr
Wohooo It was 105 here in Houston on Sunday...

I remember living in Phoenix Arizona... It was 115 one summer... but it was a “dry” heat.

I left Houston one day when it was 85 and miserably uncomfortable. I had a stopover in Phoenix where it was 103 and went out for a walk, it was so comfortable.

Gimme "dry" any day.

27 posted on 06/09/2011 1:19:10 PM PDT by jimt
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