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Inmates in Hot Prison Return
to Their Cells Peacefully
Sep 4, 2023 1:50 PM CDT
Inmates in Hot Prison Return to Their Cells Peacefully
Prisoners objected to lack of air conditioning, limited access to showers
- A Minnesota prison has "resolved without incident" a situation involving about 100 inmates in one housing unit who would not return to their cells Sunday, in what a former inmate called an act of "self-preservation" in the face of dangerously high temperatures in the region. The situation was...
Extreme Heat? There Are
US Workers Blistering in It
Sep 3, 2023 2:45 PM CDT
Extreme Heat? There Are US Workers Blistering in It
Efforts are being made at state and federal levels, but in the meantime, the suffering continues
- Santos Brizuela spent more than two decades laboring outdoors, persisting despite a bout of heatstroke while cutting sugar cane in Mexico and chronic laryngitis from repeated exposure to the hot sun while on various other jobs. But last summer, while on a construction crew in Las Vegas, he reached his...
Heat' to Come
Aug 24, 2023 7:24 AM CDT
There's More 'Record-Breaking Heat' to Come
Temperatures will near 100 degrees in many cities before weekend brings relief for some
- Much of the country continues to bake under a heat dome, with more than 110 million people in 20 states under heat alerts as of Thursday. More than 81 million are under excessive heat warnings , including in New Orleans, Dallas, and Louisville. The National Weather Service expects "another day...
the Record, and
It Wasn't Close
Aug 14, 2023 7:00 PM CDT
July Shattered the Record, and It Wasn't Close
By mid-century, this kind of weather will seem like a cool spell, scientist says
- Scientists showed the numbers on Monday, confirming that last month was the planet's hottest July ever recorded. That data led to a related conclusion, NBC News reports. "Last month was way, way warmer than anything we've ever seen," said Sarah Kapnick, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
Scientists Begin to Understand
Effect of Heat on Mental Health
Aug 10, 2023 6:25 PM CDT
Scientists Begin to Understand Effect of Heat on Mental Health
Sound sleep is a crucial casualty, worsening certain conditions
- There's plenty of reason to think hot weather takes a psychological toll as well as a physical one. Researchers have found suicides increase when it's hot, as does violent crime, trips to the emergency room, hospitalizations for mental problems, and deaths overall, the
New York Times
Man Making Trek With Dad's
Ashes Meets Tragedy
Aug 9, 2023 11:15 AM CDT
Man Making Trek With Dad's Ashes Meets Tragedy
Texas' James Hendricks apparently died of heatstroke in Arches National Park
- It was meant to be an emotional but meaningful journey from Texas to the Sierra Nevada, where Austin local James Bernard Hendricks intended to spread his late father's ashes. Instead, his family is now dealing with a new tragedy, after Hendricks is believed to have succumbed to heatstroke during...
Heat Is Affecting Vehicles
in So Many Ways
Aug 2, 2023 6:40 PM CDT
Heat Is Affecting Vehicles in So Many Ways
Experts suggest keeping an eye on systems, as well as on mechanics
- This summer's extreme heat is breaking vehicles in ways drivers might not expect. Some of the parts affected have been more likely in the past to have problems in winter. The high temperatures are damaging windshield wipers, tires, and batteries for starters, Jalopnik reports. It's not good for...
Phoenix Ends Its
Aug 1, 2023 5:51 AM CDT
Phoenix Ends Its Blistering Streak
Briefly, very briefly
- After a remarkable 31 days in a row with temperatures of at least 110 degrees, Phoenix is finally getting a break. Temperatures peaked at 108 degrees at the city's airport on Monday, ending the record-breaking heat streak . The previous record for consecutive days of 110 degrees or higher was...
Extreme Heat Costs Us
in More Ways Than One
Jul 31, 2023 10:10 AM CDT
Extreme Heat Costs Us in More Ways Than One
Lost productivity is a very real problem
- Phoenix smoldered through its 31st day in a row of temps of 110 degrees Fahrenheit or above on Sunday, putting an exclamation point on what's set to have been the hottest month ever recorded.
reports August is scheduled to bring some relief to the Northeast but...
Get Ready, East Coast: You're
Next in Extreme Heat's Sights
Jul 28, 2023 1:15 PM CDT
Get Ready, East Coast: You're Next in Extreme Heat's Sights
Super-high temps are working their way from Midwest to Northeast, mid-Atlantic states
- Nearly 200 million people in the United States, or 60% of the US population, are under a heat advisory or flood warning or watch and have been since Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Dangerous heat is forecast to "engulf" much of the eastern half of the United...
Brings More Deaths
in National Parks
Jul 23, 2023 4:50 PM CDT
Extreme Heat Brings More Deaths in National Parks
Visitors often underestimate the danger, Death Valley reports
- Heat-related causes have killed more people in the nation's national parks so far in 2023 than in a typical entire year, and the month that's usually the deadliest hasn't arrived yet. Five people have died in conditions at least 100 degrees, the National Park Service says, the...
Italy's 'Week of Hell'
Reaches Its Apex
Jul 19, 2023 10:32 AM CDT
Italy's 'Week of Hell' Reaches Its Apex
Some 23 cities are on red alert due to the heat
- Europe is baking yet again on Wednesday, with the BBC putting a spotlight on Italy and its "settimana infernale," as the media are calling it: The "week of hell." In that country, 23 cities—"from Trieste in the northeast to Messina in the southwest"—...
Tourists Flock to
Death Valley as
Go Above 130 Degrees
Jul 15, 2023 6:00 AM CDT
Tourists Flock to Death Valley as Temperature Could Go Above 130 Degrees
In fact, it might be the potential for a record that's drawing some there
- Temperature records could be broken this weekend in Death Valley amid a brutal heat wave sweeping much of the nation, but that apparently hasn't scared off the tourists. The
reports people are still visiting the national park in California, which bills itself as the lowest, hottest, and driest...
Texas to Overheated Locals:
Cut Back on Power to Save Grid
Jun 21, 2023 9:07 AM CDT
Texas to Overheated Locals: Cut Back on Power to Save Grid
Other parts of South also suffering from sweltering temps, post-storm power outages
- Texas' power grid operator asked residents Tuesday to voluntarily cut back on electricity due to anticipated record demand on the system, as a heat wave kept large swaths of the state and southern US in triple-digit temperatures. On the last day of spring, the sweltering heat felt more like the...
After Heat Kills Dozens,
Doctors Issue Warning
Jun 17, 2023 6:00 AM CDT
After Heat Kills Dozens, Doctors Issue Warning
They're telling people over 60 in India's Uttar Pradesh to stay indoors during daytime
- At least 34 people have died in the past two days as a large swath of the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh swelters under severe heat, officials said Saturday, prompting doctors to advise residents over 60 to stay indoors during the daytime. The dead were all over 60 years...
Finally, a Very Cool
Amenity for UPS Drivers
Jun 15, 2023 7:57 AM CDT
Finally, a Very Cool Amenity for UPS Drivers
Company strikes tentative deal with Teamsters union to install air conditioning in delivery trucks
- "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" may be the creed of US postal workers, but UPS drivers, also charged with making deliveries to Americans nationwide, just scored a victory in taking the "heat"...
Heat Exhaustion Got to Her. He
Went for Help, Never Returned
Sep 9, 2022 8:57 AM CDT
Heat Exhaustion Got to Her. He Went for Help, Never Returned
Body of Tim Sgrignoli, 29, found 4 days after hike with girlfriend in sweltering California mountains
- The alerts from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department began late Sunday, noting the rescue of a female hiker suffering from mild heat exhaustion in the mountains over Gaviota, California, per NBC News . The initial post in that series of tweets from Scott Safechuck reported that the "search continues...
'Extreme Heat Belt'
Emerging in US
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Aug 20, 2022 6:30 AM CDT
'Extreme Heat Belt' Emerging in US
Nonprofit foundation projects more than 100M will be at risk by 2053
- A new study suggests the US is acquiring a new geographical "belt" in the coming decades, and it is very much an unwanted one. The report from the nonprofit First Street Foundation foresees the emergence of an "extreme heat belt" by 2053. The location of the belt, which...
Anchor's Weather Remarks
Don't Look Up
Jul 21, 2022 10:54 AM CDT
Anchor's Weather Remarks Likened to
Don't Look Up
'I want us to be happy about the weather,' UK presenter said after heat wave warning
- Since its launch last year, the GB News channel in the UK has often been compared to Fox News—but critics say a bizarre exchange last week was more like
Don't Look Up
. In video that has gone viral since record-breaking heat reached the UK earlier this week, meteorologist...
One 'Vulnerable Community'
Isn't Prepared for Rising Temps
Aug 21, 2021 10:45 AM CDT
One 'Vulnerable Community' Isn't Prepared for Rising Temps
They're a particular threat for our incarcerated population
- A heat index—meaning how hot it feels—of 103 can cause heat stroke. In a piece for Fast Company , Kristin Toussaint explains that a 2014 study out of Texas found the heat index in Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) facilities could hit 149 degrees. "They’re built...
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