Skip to comments.Dangerous U.S. Heat Wave Continues (33 states, Whoosh'n'ton DC currently under heat advisories)
Posted on 07/21/2011 12:12:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
The dangerous U.S. heat wave of July 2011 will continue to bring another day of exceptionally humid heat to over 100 million Americans today, with 33 states plus the District of Columbia currently under heat advisories.
The heat index--how hot the air feels when factoring in both the temperature and the humidity--exceeded 100° in twenty states in the Central and Eastern U.S. on Wednesday, peaking at 123° in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
At least 22 deaths are being blamed on the heat in the Midwest.
The extreme humidity that has accompanied this heat has made it a very dangerous one, since the body is much less able to cool itself when the humidity is high.
The high humidities are due, in great part, to the record rains and flooding in the Midwest over the past few months that have saturated soils and left farmlands flooded.
Accompanying the heat has been high levels of air pollution, which also contributes to mortality.
Air pollution is expected exceed federal standards and reach code orange, "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups", in at least 22 states today, according to the latest forecasts from EPA.
(Excerpt) Read more at wunderground.com ...
where's looter uhh lemonade guy when ya need him?
Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate!!!
Be Careful out there Folks.. The West Coast has missed out on this burst of Arctic masses passin’ thru..
and seattle is in the drizzle, temps in the low 60s.
the swamp in the DC tidal basin ought to be real ripe about now.. put some ice on it, CONGRe$$critters..
I was on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial last night about 8pm and it was absolutely oppressive. I dripped on my sketch of the Washington Monument. Of course, that probably improved it...
Because of the heat, expect riots by minorities.
How ever did I survive my childhood in rural Iowa without an air conditioner?
On a day like this I would have to help make hay, but we were provided water to drink and regular swimming in our pond. Child abuse.
62 gegrees here in Seattle. Its been 10-15 degrees cooler than normal all summer long. Our warmest day was 80 and that temp last 72 minutes. The joke is our Summer this year was 72 minutes long.
Just as the mid-west can’t break out of it’s heat spell, we can’t break out of this cool cloudy wet weather.
I meant 62 degrees. Shivering so much my finger hit the wrong key.
lol on your sketch..
weather guy last night had St. Louis at the high 90s late last night. I don’t mind heat , it’s the humidity that really gets me going..
My daughter is roofing houses in Memphis with the church youth mission team.
off of Drudge , H/T
Heat Dome: 22 Dead, High Temperatures Will Last Weeks...
Now covers 1 million sq miles; 140 million people baking...
OH MY GOD! How will we ever survive?
Of course, when I was growing up, this happened pretty much every summer, and we didn’t have air conditioning in our house.
Them asphalt shingles get real gooey in the heat, hopefully it’s wood shingle or tile.. steel ones would not be fun to handle about now either.. whew!
I wish the AC in Congress would go out.
I hear ya.. I worked heavy construction at a few places in Iowa in the summer a long time ago ,, foundations for hugh ammonia storage tanks and water towers.. Man, you can drink a gallon of beer the night before and sweat two when it’s a 100 ,,
I grew up on a farm so I feeel yur pain when it comes to baling,, we used to get to hit the lake after a day of hauling bales. that felt good.
88F at midnight in Newport News, VA. If I didn’t know better I’d say it’s “global warming” but it’s now “climate change.”.
“If I didnt know better Id say its global warming but its now climate change..
How about calling it “SUMMER”! n/s
Seattle is the Northern most city in the United States, so that’s not really relevant now is it?