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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Extreme heatwave continues across much of the US and Canada

 From MSNBC: 13 deaths in Midwest tied to heat wave / 

Poultry farmers deploy fans; heat to reach East Coast later this week

The heat was on Monday for millions of Americans from the Upper Midwest to Texas and Oklahoma, where roads buckled and poultry farmers deployed fans and watered rooftops to protect flocks.
The National Weather Service put 18 states stretching from North Dakota to Texas and East to Ohio under a heat warning, watch or advisory. It said as many 13 deaths in the past week in the Midwest could be blamed on the effects of the heat.
When humidity was factored in, the heat index made it feel as hot as 110 degrees in a broad swath of the nation.
"This is unusual," said Pat Slattery, spokesman for the Weather Service. "There's no sugar-coating anything here." Read More...

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