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No state in the union was safe from July's blistering heat wave, according to data from the U.S. National Climatic Data Center.
The horrible July heat wave, lasting weeks in some cities, the entire month in others, affected nearly 200 million people in the United States at some point. Preliminary data show that 2,712 high-temperature records were either tied or broken in July, compared with 1,444 last year, according to the NCDC. At least one weather station in all 50 states set or tied a daily high temperature record at some point during July.
The National Weather Service later said this reading could be an anomaly due to the local weather station's location in a very wet field, and not representative of the entire town
Originally posted by Jordan River
Felt like middle east in michigan about a week ago. 105
The drought has spread over much of the southern U.S., leaving Oklahoma the driest it has been since the 1930s and setting records from Louisiana to New Mexico. But the situation is especially severe in Texas, which trails only California in agricultural productivity
About 70 percent of Texas rangeland and pastures are classified as in very poor condition, which means there has been complete or near complete crop failure or there's no food for grazing livestock. The crop and livestock losses could be the worst the state has seen — perhaps twice the previous single-year record of $4.1 billion set in 2006, said David Anderson, an economist with Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
Pets and the vulnerable need our full attention
LUBBOCK - The extreme heat and persistent drought in much of Texas is taking its toll on wildlife, with animals abandoning or unable to feed their young.
Texas A&M University researchers have found that February to June was by far the driest on record for that five-month period with a statewide average of 4.26 inches of rain. The next driest occurred in 1917 with 6.45 inches.
The drought has been going on even longer, however, with October to June also the driest since official climate record keeping began in 1895 in Texas.
Two weather stations tied for the hottest temperature recorded during July. The Blythe station in Riverside County, Calif., and the Gila Bend station in Maricopa County, Ariz., both hit 120 degrees Fahrenheit (48.9 degrees Celsius) in July.
Originally posted by consigliere
reply to post by buni11687
This is why I come to ATS. Thanks for the info. Atlanta is hot too!
I starred and flagged you, as I hope this will lead to some interesting discussions, as to WHY its this hot.
On this day in 1911 record temperatures are set in the northeastern United States as a deadly heat wave hits the area that would go on to kill 380 people. In Nashua, New Hampshire, the mercury peaked at 106 degrees Fahrenheit. Other high-temperature records were set all over New England during an 11-day period.
Originally posted by riddle6
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I'm really happy I'm not in high school anymore, because this is when summer band camp really gets going. I would hate to have to be outside marching in the middle of this (especially since it was on concrete).
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