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Heat Wave Setting Records

by Rory Groves        July 20, 2011  |  12:12 pm  |  Category: Latest News | Tips & Tricks

Residents as far north as Minneapolis are experiencing heat indexes of 115°F for the third day in a row.


Weather Defender basemap with Heat Index Contours enabled

 

The rest of the country is experiencing significant above-average heat:

Remember that extreme temperatures are the #1 weather killer, more than tornadoes, hurricanes and lightning combined. If you must be outside, look for shade and avoid unnecessary physical exertion during peak heat hours (noon-5PM). Infants and elderly are especially at risk during extreme heat, and should be monitored closely.  Finally, drinking lots of water (16-32oz per hour) is a must to avoid dehydration.

Read more weather survival tips at SurvivalCache.com.

 

 

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