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Mid Summer Heat Wave Continues

Fri, 19 Jul 2013 07:55:08 EDT
An oppressively hot area of high pressure will influence the Northeast, northern Ohio Valley and Midwest today and into Saturday. Very humid conditions combined with temperatures rising into the mid to upper 90s will result in heat indices of 100 degrees and greater this afternoon. A cold front from the northwest is expected to push through the Northeast Saturday night and bring an end to the heat wave. Details...

Prolonged Hot and Humid Conditions

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 07:36:18 EDT
Heat advisories are in place from the upper Midwest across the Great Lakes and into much of the Mid-Atlantic area. Across interior locations of the Western U.S., a building upper ridge will raise temperatures well into the 90s, with pockets of 100 degree readings through Friday. Details...

Southwest Heat Continues

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 08:22:28 EDT
High pressure continues its hold over the West, although a trough moving inland from the Pacific should finally bring some relief from scorching heat to the Pacific Northwest. Very hot daytime temperatures are expected to last through Thursday for northern California, with moderating temperatures by Friday. Excessive heat conditions are expected to continue across the lower mountain elevations of southwestern California, Nevada and western Arizona. Details...

Western Heat Continues

Tue, 02 Jul 2013 08:24:37 EDT
Underneath a strong ridge of high pressure in the West, excessive heat warnings and heat advisories remain in effect where daytime temperatures will yet again soar past the century mark and overnight lows will struggle to drop into the seventies and eighties. This not only includes much of the Southwest and Great Basin, but triple digit readings will also be possible within the valleys of the Pacific Northwest, Intermountain West, and Northern Rockies. Details...

Excessive Heat Continues

Mon, 01 Jul 2013 08:21:20 EDT
Strong high pressure will remain entrenched across the West early this week. Triple digit readings will be commonplace over the Southwestern corner of the country, but temperatures could also exceed the century mark in the valleys of the Northern Rockies, Intermountain West, and Pacific Northwest. Little relief from the heat can be expected at night Details...

Excessive Heat in the West

Sat, 29 Jun 2013 08:12:36 EDT
Dangerously hot temperatures with Excessive Heat Watches and Warnings are in effect for much of Nevada, California and Arizona. Starting late this weekend and into early next week, the upper ridge over the Western U.S. will begin building northward and triple digit temperatures will spread north all the way to the Canadian border. Heat advisories have already been posted for portions of Washington, Idaho, and western Montana. Details...

Excessive Heat in the Southwest

Fri, 28 Jun 2013 08:42:32 EDT
Dangerously hot temperatures are expected across much of Nevada, southern California and southern and western Arizona resulting from a massive area of high pressure across the western United States through Monday. Details...

Heat Warnings

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 09:18:39 EDT
Extreme heat expected in much of the Southwest, as some areas will approach all-time records. Excessive Heat warnings have been issued through the weekend. Details...

Excessive Heat Warnings for parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas

Thu, 06 Sep 2012 05:20:56 EDT
Over Texas, Oklahoma, and into the Lower Mississippi River Valley, very hot weather is expected to continue for a few more days. Excessive heat Warnings are in effect fr parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas. For Thursday and Friday, daytime highs on the order of 100-105 degrees are expected for Oklahoma and much of central and northern Texas. Highs in the mid to upper 90s, along with oppressive levels of humidity, are likely for Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, resulting in heat advisories for parts of these states. Details...

Look up daily records set on a given day for a month, day, or all-time.

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 05:10:10 EDT
NOAA's National Climatic Data Center Climate Services and Monitoring Division maintains an easy to use web site to look up temperature, rainfall, and snowfall records. Details...

Hot weather for the western states as upper level ridge builds

Wed, 11 Jul 2012 05:25:19 EDT
An upper ridge building over the central Great Basin will keep temperatures across much of the western U.S. well above normal for the remainder of the week. Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect for the lower elevations of the Desert Southwest, where daytime highs in the 110 to 120 degree range are expected. Details...

An expansive area of Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories plague the Midwest

Wed, 04 Jul 2012 07:46:59 EDT
A relentless ridge of high pressure will persist over the central U.S., continuing the hot and humid conditions across the central and southern states. A huge area of Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories have been issued across the Midwest, where the combination of high temperatures and dewpoints will bring heat index values into triple digits and make for dangerous conditions. As the ridge expands eastward over the next few days, much of the eastern third of the country will see a resurgence of the heat experienced last weekend. Details...

Heat and humidity remains the story from the Plains to the Atlantic Coast

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 06:25:18 EDT
A large ridge of high pressure will persist over the central U.S., promoting continued heat and humidity for the central and southern states. Well above normal temperatures are expected from the Central Plains eastward to the Ohio Valley and southward to the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley. Excessive Heat Warnings, Watches, and Heat Advisories remain in effect. As the ridge expands eastward over the next few days, much of the eastern third of the country will see a resurgence of the heat experienced last weekend. Details...

Relentless Heat Will Continue

Mon, 02 Jul 2012 07:37:09 EDT
Excessive heat warnings and advisories continue into the beginning of the week over much of the Mid-Mississippi Valley and southern states as an upper level ridge of high pressure remains firmly in place. Hundreds of daily high temperature records were broken this weekend as well as many all-time high temperature records. Details...

Relentless Heat Remains in the Forecast For the Midwest and Southeast

Sun, 01 Jul 2012 08:05:13 EDT
Relentless heat will remain in the forecast underneath an upper ridge expanding from the four corners region all the way to the Carolinas. Excessive heat warnings and heat advisories have been issued across a large portion of the Midwest and Southeastern U.S., where daytime temperatures will creep close to, or even reach, triple digits. The combination of high temperatures and dewpoints will make for another day of uncomfortable and hazardous conditions across these regions. Details...

Excessive Heat Will Persist Through the Weekend

Sat, 30 Jun 2012 11:13:34 EDT
An expansive area of excessive Heat Watches, Warnings, and Heat Advisories have been issued across much of the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic States, and Southeast. Daytime temperatures across these regions are expected to climb well into the nineties, even into triple digits in some areas, while overnight lows will stay uncomfortably high. Details...

Heat spreading eastward across the Central U.S. into the East

Fri, 29 Jun 2012 05:30:10 EDT
A strong upper level ridge of high pressure building over the Plains and spreading eastward will bring excessive heat to much of the central and eastern U.S. over the next several days. Excessive Heat Watches, Warnings, and Heat Advisories have been issued from the Central Plains to the Mid-Atlantic states where daytime temperatures will easily soar well into the nineties, even into triple digits in some locations, while overnight lows will struggle to drop below seventy. Details...

Excessive Heat

Fri, 22 Jun 2012 07:20:10 EDT
High pressure off the Carolina coast will continue near record heat and heat indices of 98 to 105 degrees across the urban areas of Philadelphia, as well as portions of New Jersey and the Delmarva today. Full fledged relief will not arrive until Saturday morning. Details...

Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories in effect

Wed, 20 Jun 2012 08:35:14 EDT
Excessive Heat Warnings have been issued for parts of Arizona where high temperatures are expected to reach 110 to 114 degrees. Excessive Heat Warning have also been issued for the mid-Hudson Valley and southeastern Catskills in New York where Heat Index Values of 105 to 110 degree are forecast today, as well as the Wilmington Delaware, Trenton and Camden New Jersey, and Philadelphia Pennsylvania metro areas where Heat Index Values of 98 TO 104 degrees are forecast this afternoon and Thursday afternoon. Heat Advisories are in effect for much of the I-95 Corridor from near Richmond north to Portland Maine. Details...

Major Heat Wave Expected for the Desert Southwest

Sun, 13 May 2012 08:29:48 EDT
Increasing heat will be making weather headlines over the Desert Southwest for the next few days. A building upper level ridge over the western half of the U.S. along with nearly full sunshine will allow temperatures to soar well above 100 degrees for Sunday through Tuesday. A few of the lower elevations in southern Arizona and southeastern California may even approach 110 degrees An excessive heat warning is in affect for those areas, and it should be the hottest weather so far this season. Relative humidity during the afternoon is expected to be 10 percent or less, making this a very dry heat. Details...

Excessive Heat Warnings

Sun, 04 Sep 2011 07:35:34 EDT
An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for Maricopa County and northwest and north central Pinal County in Arizona. Details...

Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories

Thu, 04 Aug 2011 05:15:00 EDT
As an upper-level ridge of high pressure remains in place across the central U.S., excessive heat is expected to continue in the central and southern U.S. for the next couple of days. A cold front will slowly edge southward across the Northern and Central Plains should begin to decrease the coverage of the heat thereafter. Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories are in effect mainly across the Southern Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley, and eastward into much of the Southeast. High temperatures combined with high humidity levels are expected to create heat indices generally between 105 to 115 degrees, during the afternoon hours, with higher values exceeding 120 degrees in some locations. Details...

Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories

Thu, 09 Jun 2011 05:20:43 EDT
Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect for much of southeastern Pennsylvania, northern Delaware, and west central New Jersey including Trenton, Philadelphia, Camden, and Wilmington. Heat Advisories are in effect for the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania and much of central and northern New Jersey. Heat Advisories are also in effect for the District of Columbia, parts of Maryland, and northern Virginia including Frederick MD, Baltimore MD, Annapolis MD, Fredericksburg VA, and Warrenton VA. Details...

Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories

Mon, 16 Aug 2010 07:31:57 EDT
Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories continue across parts of the Deep South, Lower Mississippi Valley, and into the Southern Plains. Details...

Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories for Sunday

Mon, 19 Jul 2010 05:30:29 EDT
Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect for parts of eastern Oklahoma, northwestern Arkansas, eastern Kansas, and western Missouri. An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Heat Advisories are in effect in parts pf Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas. A Heat Advisory is also in effect for parts of southwest Utah. A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. Hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which people are at increased risk from heat related illnesses. Details...

Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories

Thu, 15 Jul 2010 05:30:10 EDT
Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect for much of Oklahoma, parts of Mississippi, and in the Phoenix Arizona area. An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Heat Advisories are in effect from the Southern Plains, Lower Mississippi Vallety, and Gulf Coast across much of the Midwest and into the Upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes region. A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. Hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which people are at increased risk from heat related illnesses. Details...

Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories for Wednesday

Wed, 14 Jul 2010 06:26:58 EDT
Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect for parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, and a small part of Arkansas. Excessive Heat Warnings have also been issued for the south-central Arizona desert areas. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Heat Advisories are in effect from the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley through much of the Midwest and into the upper Mississippi Valley. A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Details...

Excessive Heat Warnings and Advisories

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 05:34:13 EDT
Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect for parts of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas. High pressure will build into the region this week allowing temperatures to climb to near or above seasonal normals. With saturated soils from recent rainfall and a prevailing southerly flow, very humid conditions will remain entrenched across the region. This will translate to high heat index values, with many areas reaching 105 and above. Heat Advisories are also in effect for the New Orleans area, Charleston SC and Savannah GA area, and northern Mississippi. A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Details...

Heat Advisories for Monday

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 05:07:08 EDT
Heat Advisories are in effect across coastal areas of southeast Louisiana and coastal Mississippi today. Heat Advisories are also in effect for coastal South Carolina and Georgia including Savannah, Tybee Island, Beaufort, Hilton Head, and Charleston Details...

Excessive Heat Warnings and Advisories in effct for Saturday

Sat, 10 Jul 2010 06:48:00 EDT
An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for the Mesa, Phoenix, Gila area of Arizona. Hot daytime temperatures ranging from 110 to 115 degrees with very warm overnight low temperatures ranging from the mid 80s to low 90s degrees through Saturday. A Heat Advisory is also in effect for Saturday in the Baton Rouge, Thibodaux, Metairie, and New Orleans areas. Heat index values around or above 105 degrees are in the danger level. Details...

Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories for Friday

Fri, 09 Jul 2010 05:59:55 EDT
An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for the Mesa, Phoenix, Gila area of Arizona where afternoon high temperatures will range from 110 to 114 degrees. Heat Advisories are in effect for Friday across the Midlands and coastal areas of South Carolina and coastal Georgia. Heat Advisories are also in effect over parts of Oregon and Washington. Details...

Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories for Thursday

Thu, 08 Jul 2010 05:37:31 EDT
An Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect for the Philadelphia PA, Wilmington Delaware, Trenton NJ, Camden NJ areas. Heat Advisories are in effect on Thursday for much of the Mid-Atlantic from parts of New York across the Washington/Baltimore areas, and into eastern Kentucky. Heat Advisories are also in effect across southeastern Michigan and northern Indiana as well as along the northern coast of Oregon. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Some relief is on the way for the East as the strong ridge of high pressure weakens by Friday. Details...

Excessive Heat Warnings, Watches, and Heat Advisories continue on Wednesday

Wed, 07 Jul 2010 05:14:40 EDT
An Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect until 8 PM EDT Wednesday evening for the Philadelphia PA, Wilmington Delaware, Trenton NJ, Camden NJ areas. An Excessive Heat Watch in effect for the same area from Thursday morning through Thursday Afternoon. Heat Advisories are in effect on Wednesday for much of the East Coast from New England into the Mid-Atlantic region. Heat Advisories are also in effect across southeastern Michigan and northern Indiana as well as along the northern coast of Oregon. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Details...

Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories in effect for Tuesday

Tue, 06 Jul 2010 05:09:58 EDT
Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect in the Philadelphia area where record high temperatures of around 100 degrees are forecast for today and near 100 degrees for Wednesday. The Heat Index should rise to between 100 and 105 degrees both afternoons, with little relief during the overnight hours. Heat Advisories remain in effect from New England to the Mid-Atlantic. Heat Advisories are also in effect on Tuesday in eastern Kentucky and southeastern Michigan. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Details...

Excessive Heat Warnings and Advisories

Mon, 05 Jul 2010 07:24:50 EDT
An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for the Philadelphia, Trenton NJ, and Wilmington Delaware areas through Wednesday. Heat Advisories have been issued for New York, the Detroit area, and across northern Indiana. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Details...

Excessive Heat Warnings and Advisories

Fri, 02 Jul 2010 05:35:52 EDT
Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect in the Mesa and Phoenix Arizona areas on Friday. Heat Advisories are in effect in parts of North Dakota on Friday. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Details...

Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories in effect for parts of the Southwest

Mon, 07 Jun 2010 06:55:30 EDT
Abundant heat is in store for much of the Desert Southwest and into the Four Corners region. Widespread Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories have been issued by the local Weather Service Forecast Offices in the region. A strengthening upper ridge of high pressure remains centered over New Mexico and far west Texas. A dry air mass and sunny skies will allow for maximum heating. Temperatures again today will soar to much above normal with highs well over 100 degrees for the region, with some locations reaching 110 to 115 degrees. If you plan to be outside for an extended period of time, stay in the shade as much as possible and drink abundant amounts of water. Wear light-colored and loose-fitting clothing. If you wear a wide-brimmed hat, your head and body will be much cooler. If possible, spend more time in air-conditioned or well-ventilated places. Details...

Heat advisory for Inland San Francisco Bay area

Tue, 22 Sep 2009 06:21:51 EDT
A Heat Advisory is in effect for the inland valleys and mountains of the through this evening. A strong ridge of high pressure is building over the West Coast and will continue to strengthen through today. A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected and will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Details...

Heat advisory for South Texas

Tue, 11 Aug 2009 07:18:46 EDT
A Heat Advisory is in effect for the southern half of southeast Texas. The combination of abundant sunshine and upper ridging will result in temperatures from the upper 90's to around 100. Peak heat indices of between 104 and 108 degrees are likely in the afternoon across coastal or near coastal counties. Details...

Excessive Heat in Texas and the Pacific Northwest

Fri, 31 Jul 2009 07:46:16 EDT
Record high temperatures and increasing humidity values will generate excessive heat index values across most of deep south Texas. High temperatures Friday afternoon will range from 100 to 107 degrees and will combine with increasing humidity values to produce heat index values of 110 to 115 degrees. Heat index values around and possibly slightly above 108 degrees are expected today along the coast and just inland near Galveston. In Oregon and Washington a heat advisory is in effect for the foothills of the Blue Mountains where afternoon high temperatures will be 95 to 100 today then range between 100 and 105 degrees Friday and through the weekend. Details...

Record heat continues in the Pacific Northwest

Thu, 30 Jul 2009 07:00:53 EDT
Sea-Tac Airport near Seattle, Washington broke their all-time high temperature record Wednesday, reaching 103 degrees. The old record for Sea-Tac was 100 degrees. All-time temperature records were also broken in Bellingham (96 degrees) and Vancouver, Washington (107 degrees), and tied in Olympia, Washington (104 degrees). In Oregon, Portland hit 106 degrees, a new record for the date, which was one degree shy of their all-time high temperature record of 107. Medford (109 degrees), Salem (106 degrees) and Eugene (105 degrees) also set records for the date. Excessive heat warnings continue today for the coastal areas of Washington and Oregon. There is a heat advisory for south central Washington and north central Oregon. Details...

Hot temperatures continue in the West

Thu, 23 Jul 2009 07:09:35 EDT
A Heat Advisory remains in effect for the valleys of south central Washington, with continued hot conditions across much of the Western U.S. and south Texas. Hot temperatures are expected to return to much of Oregon and Washington and southern California this weekend and lasting into next week. Details...

Excessive Heat Across the Western U.S.

Mon, 20 Jul 2009 05:20:59 EDT
Under upper ridging, hot weather will continue across the western U.S.. Inland areas of California, Oregon and Washington, and much of the Great Basin will see high temperatures in the 90s to near 100 degrees. The Desert Southwest can expect high temperatures over 110 degrees. Excessive Heat Warnings were in effect for much of the Southwest. Details...

Excessive Heat in the Southwest

Fri, 17 Jul 2009 08:55:24 EDT
An excessive heat warning is up through Saturday for western Arizona, southern Nevada, and southeast California where temperatures are expected to reach the 110s to near 120 with temperatures approaching 125 in Death Valley. Details...

Record Heat Across California

Tue, 21 Apr 2009 08:07:37 EDT
A strong high pressure system and weak winds combined to produce record breaking heat across California, with temperatures reaching as high as 103 degrees. Over 50 locations either set or tied record high temperature readings. Yesterday's reading of 98 degrees eclipsed the previous record of 93 at San Diego's Lindbergh Field which was set 110 years ago. Details...

Heat Wave across Southern Plains

Tue, 05 Aug 2008 08:18:54 EDT
The high temperature reached 105 in Dallas, Texas, on Monday, making it the 11th straight day of triple digit temperatures Dallas officials confirmed at least three heat-related deaths. Oklahoma City reached 106, breaking the previous record of 105 set in 1918. Triple digit temperatures were also recorded at locations in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect today for eastern Kansas and Missouri. Details...

Excessive Heat Watches and Warnings are in effect for parts of the West

Thu, 10 Jul 2008 05:37:19 EDT
A strong area of high pressure in the upper atmosphere has built off the central California Coast, leading to another round of record breaking heat for parts of the Southwest U.S. The heat is expected to last through much of this week. While the hot and dry conditions were contributing to the wildfire threat, the trough will add lightning to the mix to possibly exacerbate the situation. Details...

Heat is the number one weather-related killer.

Wed, 02 Jul 2008 09:36:48 EDT
On average, more than 1,500 people in the U.S. die each year from excessive heat. This number is greater than the 30-year mean annual number of deaths due to tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and lightning combined. Details...

Hot weather continues in the desert southwest and southern U.S.

Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 EST
Hot and humid temperatures continued across the south central US yesterday. Heat advisories continue for southern Oklahoma, southern Arkansas, northwest Mississippi, northeast Texas and northern Louisiana. There is an Excessive Heat Watch for the desert southwest for Friday. Details...




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