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.
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It’s called Summer.
Happens every year just past the middle roughly.
Not that bad if you look at a temperature map. They seem to be reporting the heat index as if it is comparable to previous temperatures. Another AGW trick.
***How ever did I survive my childhood in rural Iowa without an air conditioner?***
Here in the Ozarks, back in 1963, the temp was 104 degrees on this day. We were picking field beans when my brother passed out from the heat.
We had no AC at home so when we were not working we went upstairs and lay down on the bed and let the sweat just roll off of us. The same at night,
When I went into the military in 1966 one of the questions they asked was...Do you have night sweats?
My answer was “yes”. Doesn’t everyone?
Its called Summer.
***Happens every year just past the middle roughly.***
Take a look at this chart for Tulsa, OK. Find the glo-bull warming!
I will take the winter over summer anyday.
Some of us adults just call it summer.
Looks like OK is actually under some sort of an evil republican cooling dome that can only be affected in a positive manner by electing democrats, RINOs that assist democrats, increasing federal regulatory power as well as the regulatory power of the UN, removing gun rights, shutting off the power grid, and promoting gay marriages!
***I will take the winter over summer anyday.***
I’m just the opposite. The hottest day of summer is better than any day of winter. No frozen pipes. No battery problems. No starter problems. with water I can go outside with little on. No worry about frostbite.
I can go out at sundown and do what work I need to get done.
Winter. Dead battery. bad starter. frozen oil and gas lines. Deep snow, no traction. Ice. limb dedfalls due to ice. Frozen water pipes. burst water pipes! carrying water to the animals. Frozen animals. Not having to haul hay to the animals and freezing body parts off. Sliding into ditches. heavy ice an snow storms that shut the entire areas down! loss of electric power due to ice.
If you are talking contiguous 48 states, probably some places in Maine are farther north. If you are talking about the whole country, Alaska has the farthest north cities. But, 60's is about all we have been able to manage here (Wasilla), too.
I used to be a winter guy, but this past year I found that the shorter days and lack of sun was doing weird things to my mood.
I’ll take the summer myself. The heat isn’t always pleasant but being able to see chicks in skimpy outfits more than makes up for it.
There's only so many martinis one can drink when sitting in an air conditioned house..........
103 degrees was the top temp today at my house in S.E. Michigan........no big deal, it'll be gone in a couple days.
I should have qualified with the lower 48, yes. However, Seattle is the Northern most city in the lower 48. Maine extends further North, but no cities there. Of course it all depends on how you define city. Portland is the only thing that resembles in a city in Maine in my book, and it’s South of Seattle.
LOL! I’m not familiar with Maine’s geography, so I stand very corrected. I’m not sure if Wasilla would count as a “city,” anyway. It only has about 30k, if that. And we are still stuck in another clammy “summer,” too. Very depressing.
Btw, with highs in the 60’s where does that put you on average for your area? It’s been so bad here, that it made the news that AC companies are flooded with calls because people think their AC’s aren’t working because it’s 80+ in the house, when they’re actually working fine. The reported temps have been in the low 100’s, but that’s at a weather station 40 feet in the air in the middle of field or airport. It’s easily been hitting 115 in the asphalt islands, so 80 degrees inside means that AC is kicking ass and bringing the temp down a whopping 35 degrees.
I guess it's pretty much the average for the last five years or so, anyway. We get an occasional few days (few and far between) that make it up around 80F. but mostly, overcast and in the high sixties is about all we can hope for. Fortunately, Wasilla is far enough from the coast so we don't have the same kind of rainy summers Valdez or Juneau get. (lived in both places. This is the best so far!)
Fairbanks is far inland, and can get VERY hot and sunny. Juneau, on the other hand, is in a "north temperate rain forest" and it has temps in the sixties and lots of miserable precipitation.
“I will take the winter over summer anyday.”
I agree, at least for the hottest months of summer, July and August.
In the winter, you can add clothing to insulate yourself from the cold.
But what can you put on to make you more comfortable outside when it’s 100 degrees?
Reminds me of the days in the early 1990s when I lived in Virginia. 100 degrees and 100% humidity were the norm from mid-May through August. It’s been 15+ years and I’ve never been back to the east coast. The summers are positively ghastly, I don’t see how anybody voluntarily lives there. Were you people born on the sun?
You may have a beef against Alaskans for electing Sarah Palin governor, but, like it or not, it is still part of the United States.
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