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    US Heatwave kills 22

    I call that a warm spring day, but still....

    US Heatwave Kills 22 As Temperatures Top 50C


    9:59am UK, Friday July 22, 2011
    More than 20 people have died as the United States swelters through record temperatures in one of the worst heatwaves to hit the country in over a decade.


    Hospitals and medical facilities have been inundated with people suffering heat-related illnesses as temperatures topped 37C (100F) across much of central and eastern parts of the country.
    Beaches and public swimming pools have been swamped with locals and tourists alike trying to fend off the scorching heat.
    The National Weather Service says the hot spell, which has already claimed as many as 22 lives in the Midwest, is expected to worsen with temperatures spiralling to up to 46C (115F).
    Thousands of people have flocked to US beaches to try and cool down
    Meteorologists warned the death toll could rise, likening the hot conditions to the punishing heatwave of 1995 that, in Chicago alone, led to 750 deaths over just a few days.
    Vanderbilt University Hospital's Dr Corey Slovis says people become weak, nauseated and tired in this type of extreme weather.
    "People with heat stroke are coming with elevated temperatures and alterations in mental status, either lethargy or coma," he said.
    This board in New York shows the scorching temperatures during the heatwave
    Manchester United players are on tour in the US and are bracing for high temperatures when they play Chicago Fire on Saturday.
    Wayne Rooney tweeted: "Landed in Chicago. Gonna be hard playing in this heat. Hard enough walking in it."
    Manager Sir Alex Ferguson told a media conference in Chicago that his players would be tested by the conditions.
    Manchester United players are feeling the heat while on their 2011 US Tour
    "We've come from the nice, cool atmosphere in Seattle to a furnace," he said.
    Temperatures topped 51C (123F) in Iowa, in the central US, while in Maryland, near the US capital, weather services said it was 42C (108F) in the shade.
    New York City officials have been placing mobile fountains around town to allow residents and tourists to refill water bottles and cool off.
    A council worker in Texas sweats through the prolonged heatwave
    The city's emergency crews have also hired additional manpower and are ready to respond to any heat-related incidents.
    The intense heat is set to stay in place through the weekend.


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    22 out of 315 million is possible. Mostly the weak and elderly, or already-ill.

    I haven't feld temps that hot in the US. I remember the humidity of DC and Florida to be very hot and humid, but that was when temps were only hitting say, 98 and 99 degrees F.

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    Crazy weather, bitterly cold winter in the USA with a record snow storm in February, followed by record amounts of tornadoes and now record a heatwave.

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    The UK had it, just before Wimbledon they were bitching about there still being a drought in England, and it's been pissing down on and off ever since.


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    Friggin pussies, we get those temperatures every year here in Perth,Our last summer was appalling I must say .

    But those temp in New York would be brutal because of the heat being retained in between those friggin buildings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Friggin pussies, we get those temperatures every year here in Perth,Our last summer was appalling I must say .

    But those temp in New York would be brutal because of the heat being retained in between those friggin buildings.
    Ever hear of the urban heat island effect?

    It's a 105f here right now with sky high humidity, I think that is 40c. I live in a high density urban area in an old brick row home, so its like a fucking sauna. I don't mind though, I haven't even turned the AC on yet, I really only use it to sleep. Many of my friends from tropical countries like Indonesia remark on how much hotter it gets here in the summer then even back home, because of the urban heat island phenomenon.

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    Serves em right, as if the stupids changed to Celsius it would be cooler.


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    Apparently every part of Canada is in this heat bubble. Apart from The North west Coast of BC. Yip pissing down. Should have stayed in Wigan.

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    [quote=Mr Gribbs;1824185]
    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post

    Ever hear of the urban heat island effect?

    It's a 105f here right now with sky high humidity, I think that is 40c.
    I'm sure its dam hot in that city mate and I don't want to sound uniformed but here in Perth last summer we had a run of days banging up to 43 deg and 40 deg days are the norm these days in the middle of summer. This summer was a shocker.

    On top of that the bush stars burning on the fringes of the city and the boys are out fighting them in that bladdy heat.

    Jeez bro, thats friggin hot.

    Anyway, hope it cools down soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog View Post
    Crazy weather, bitterly cold winter in the USA with a record snow storm in February, followed by record amounts of tornadoes and now record a heatwave.
    Al Gore is fat.

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    Still Raining! Maybe we could become a holiday destination for people to avoid the heat!

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