July 6, 2012 |
It's not that the Midwest hasn't been extremely hot before, and it's not that it hasn't been incredibly dry. But it's unusual for a vast swath of the Midwest to be so very hot and so very dry for so very long -- particularly this early in the summer. The current heat wave -- which is spurring comparisons to the catastrophic heat of 1936 -- is "out of whack," meteorologist Jim Keeney said Friday in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. Photos: Midwest heat wave "Even on the East Coast today, temperatures are 100 or above" -- basically, Keeney said, the heat wave extends from Kansas all the way to the East Coast.
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June 28, 2013 |
Temperatures continued to climb across Southern California on Friday as a heat wave expected to last into next week settled over the region. “By this weekend, it'll cover most of the Western United States,” National Weather Service specialist Stuart Seto said. By 2 p.m. the heat was at near-record levels for several cities in the Antelope Valley and in California deserts. It was 104 degrees in Lancaster, 103 in Acton, 102 in Palmdale and 94 in Burbank. The mercury hit 115 at Palm Springs International Airport and 114 in Death Valley, which isn't at its hottest until 4 or 5 p.m., Seto said.
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June 30, 2013 |
FURNACE CREEK, Calif. -- The National Weather Service forecast for Death Valley National Park on Sunday is a scorcher, with the mercury expected to soar to around 130 degrees for the first time in nearly a century. “It hasn't been that hot in Death Valley - or anywhere else in the United States - since July 13, 1913,” said Chris Stachelksi, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Las Vegas office, which tracks the park's weather. Saturday's high temperature of 128 at Furnace Creek, in the heart of Death Valley, tied the record for the month of June.
June 11, 1991 |
A searing heat wave in Pakistan's southern Sind province killed at least 200 people over the weekend, raising the toll to more than 300.
July 24, 1987 |
At least five people have died and thousands have asked for medical help in Yugoslavia due to a heat wave, with temperatures in some parts of the country soaring to 104 degrees.
July 22, 2011 |
Reporting from Baltimore — How hot was it Friday in Baltimore? It was so hot you could have steamed crabs without water. In fact the National Weather Service said it's never been hotter, with the midafternoon temperature of 107 degrees downtown matching a record set in 1936. And with the humidity at 48%, the heat index — a measurement that factors in the temperature and humidity — was 120 degrees. "It is what it is. There's nothing you can change," said T.J. Harrington , the Angels' strength and conditioning coach.
July 29, 2010 |
As peat fires raged on the outskirts of town, shrouding Moscow in a thick cloud of smog, residents Wednesday sought to cope with a record-breaking heat wave that is expected to intensify further. Public health officials urged workers in non-essential jobs to stay home and people not to drive their cars as weather forecasters predicted temperatures exceeding 102 degrees Thursday, in a city more used to icy spells than such heat. With more than 1,480 fires in two weeks, the smog level had soared to as high as 10 times the safe level in parts of Moscow.
April 1, 1986 |
A massive wave of cold air and rainstorms swept across the country's midsection today, chasing away a weeklong heat wave that still warmed most of the East Coast with sunny skies and balmy weather in the 70s. The cold front stretched from the Great Lakes across the Midwest to west Texas and triggered showers and thundershowers from Oklahoma to northern Wisconsin.
June 15, 1988 |
Most of the nation baked in hot, dry weather today that closed schools, cut water supplies and made toilet flushing and lawn watering a luxury in parts of upstate New York. Prayers for rain went unanswered in the Plains. The mid-June heat wave pushed the mercury into the high 80s and 90s in dozens of U.S. cities. In Boston, a high of 97 exceeded the previous record of 96 set in 1956. Near Fostoria, Ohio, several hundred worshipers prayed for rain and a good crop season at an open-field Mass.
July 17, 1986 |
A heat wave suffocating the Southeast for nearly two weeks spread today to the Midwest, sending temperatures into the humid 90s. Atlanta hit 99 degrees, and city officials began planning fines for violators of a new water ban to go into effect Monday. The heat spread east of the Mississippi River to Kansas City, Mo., and cities broiled. Chicago suffered in 93-degree heat, and it was 91 in Milwaukee and Minneapolis. Omaha sizzled under 92-degree temperatures.