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Dangerous U.S. Heat Wave Continues (33 states, Whoosh'n'ton DC currently under heat advisories)
Wunderground.com ^ | 7/21/11 | Jeff Masters

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 ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: advisories; continues; dangerous; heatwave
and police are still busting kids for selling lemonade without a permit..

where's looter uhh lemonade guy when ya need him?

1 posted on 07/21/2011 12:12:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate!!!

Be Careful out there Folks.. The West Coast has missed out on this burst of Arctic masses passin’ thru..


2 posted on 07/21/2011 12:14:24 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
"lawmakers under intense pressure to make a deal..." wah, wah, wah. If you can't stand the heat...
3 posted on 07/21/2011 12:14:54 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("America will cease to be great when America ceases to be good." -- Welcome to deToqueville.)
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To: NormsRevenge

and seattle is in the drizzle, temps in the low 60s.


4 posted on 07/21/2011 12:15:20 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: the invisib1e hand

the swamp in the DC tidal basin ought to be real ripe about now.. put some ice on it, CONGRe$$critters..


5 posted on 07/21/2011 12:17:03 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

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...

Colonel, USAFR


6 posted on 07/21/2011 12:17:03 PM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: NormsRevenge

Because of the heat, expect riots by minorities.


7 posted on 07/21/2011 12:17:55 PM PDT by RC2
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


8 posted on 07/21/2011 12:18:00 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


9 posted on 07/21/2011 12:18:06 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

I meant 62 degrees. Shivering so much my finger hit the wrong key.


10 posted on 07/21/2011 12:20:21 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: jagusafr

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..


11 posted on 07/21/2011 12:20:35 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

My daughter is roofing houses in Memphis with the church youth mission team.


12 posted on 07/21/2011 12:22:06 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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off of Drudge , H/T

Heat Dome: 22 Dead, High Temperatures Will Last Weeks...
http://abcnews.go.com/US/heat-dome-22-dead-high-temperatures-weeks/story?id=14122090

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Now covers 1 million sq miles; 140 million people baking...
http://www.witn.com/nationalworld/headlines/125937073.html


13 posted on 07/21/2011 12:22:58 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


14 posted on 07/21/2011 12:24:58 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: AppyPappy

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!


15 posted on 07/21/2011 12:25:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I wish the AC in Congress would go out.


16 posted on 07/21/2011 12:30:29 PM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: w1andsodidwe

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.


17 posted on 07/21/2011 12:34:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: jagusafr

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.”.


18 posted on 07/21/2011 12:36:12 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Obamania in 2012)
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To: luvbach1

“If I didn’t know better I’d say it’s “global warming” but it’s now “climate change.”.

How about calling it “SUMMER”! n/s


19 posted on 07/21/2011 12:45:58 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kuffir!)
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To: RitchieAprile

Seattle is the Northern most city in the United States, so that’s not really relevant now is it?


20 posted on 07/21/2011 1:05:53 PM PDT by Melas (Sent via Galaxy Tab)
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To: NormsRevenge
What are the signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke ?
Feeling faint ? dizzy ? the feeling of your heart pounding and ready to jump out ?
21 posted on 07/21/2011 1:10:08 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yep!

It’s called Summer.

Happens every year just past the middle roughly.


22 posted on 07/21/2011 1:14:38 PM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


23 posted on 07/21/2011 2:32:55 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: w1andsodidwe

***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?


24 posted on 07/21/2011 3:35:30 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS!)
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To: chris37; NormsRevenge

It’s called Summer.

***Happens every year just past the middle roughly.***

Take a look at this chart for Tulsa, OK. Find the glo-bull warming!

http://www.weather.com/outlook/health/fitness/wxclimatology/daily/USOK0537?climoMonth=7


25 posted on 07/21/2011 3:40:51 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I will take the winter over summer anyday.


26 posted on 07/21/2011 3:59:36 PM PDT by freedomtrail (obama should be drug tested. I have too,why should't he?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Some of us adults just call it summer.


27 posted on 07/21/2011 4:03:36 PM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

LoL!

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!


28 posted on 07/21/2011 4:10:25 PM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: freedomtrail

***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.


29 posted on 07/21/2011 4:34:23 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS!)
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To: Melas
"Seattle is the Northern most city in the United States, so that’s not really relevant now is it?"

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.

30 posted on 07/21/2011 5:01:48 PM PDT by redhead (Don't bother to impeach the miserable SOB, ARREST him!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar; freedomtrail

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.


31 posted on 07/21/2011 6:00:58 PM PDT by MWS
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To: NormsRevenge
Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate!!!

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.

32 posted on 07/21/2011 6:05:01 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (You can't forfeit the game Chuck! If you go home you forfeit!)
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To: redhead

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.


33 posted on 07/21/2011 6:40:30 PM PDT by Melas (Sent via Galaxy Tab)
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To: Melas

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.


34 posted on 07/21/2011 6:44:13 PM PDT by redhead (Don't bother to impeach the miserable SOB, ARREST him!)
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To: redhead

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.


35 posted on 07/21/2011 6:51:13 PM PDT by Melas (Sent via Galaxy Tab)
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To: Melas
"Btw, with highs in the 60’s where does that put you on average for your area?"

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.

36 posted on 07/21/2011 8:11:38 PM PDT by redhead (Don't bother to impeach the miserable SOB, ARREST him!)
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To: freedomtrail

“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?

Just sayin’...


37 posted on 07/21/2011 9:38:02 PM PDT by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: NormsRevenge

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?


38 posted on 07/23/2011 7:47:30 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Melas
Seattle is the Northern most city in the United States...

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.

39 posted on 07/23/2011 10:30:36 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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