Heat Wave

June 29th, 2012 at 11:47 am by under 4 Warn Weather

With a huge portion of the country experiencing major heat our weather intern Brittanny takes a closer look;

“A major heat wave will continue to impact the central US all the way to the Eastern Seaboard through next week. Many heat alerts have been issued from the National Weather Service including excessive heat warnings for Northeastern Kansas, Northwestern Missouri, Southern Illinois, Southeastern Missouri, Western Kentucky, and Central North Carolina. The heat wave will spread east throughout the weekend.  Cities such as Pittsburgh, PA can expect a high temperature of 95 today, and Cincinnati OH will see a high temperature of 102 degrees.

So far, 1,011 records have been broken according to the Associated Press. Firefighters battling forest fires in the Rockies will see temperatures above 100 degrees in Denver today. As the heat wave continues to move slightly towards the east, the national weather service says that the ridge shows no sign of breaking down significantly next week, and most of the country can still expect excessive heat.

The Colorado forest fire is only 5% contained. More than 30,000 people have evacuated the area. Colorado Springs will continue to have scorching temperatures, but areas in the hills will be slightly cooler. Red flag warnings have been dropped due to light winds coming from the northwest. But with humidity being low and having thunderstorms in the forecast people need to take caution to the threat of lightning-induced fires.”

33 Responses to “Heat Wave”

  1. C from P says:

    Yeah time lapse videos are great, useful for security purposes as well.

    The Madden TD was cl@ssic btw; though I’m not sure if a TD is actually legit when the ball bounces off the crossbar…

  2. Dave from Roc says:

    In addition to winter time lapse video of snow piling up, don’t forget time lapse also works awesome to watch developing cumulus clouds in the summertime – and if you’re lucky, a cumulus cloud towering into a cumulonimbus. Unfortunately, Lake Erie’s shadow limits the number of days to catch a sky like that in the immediate Buffalo area. There are some incredible time lapse videos on youtube of explosively towering anvil clouds in the Midwest.

  3. Don Paul says:

    NEW THREAD IS UP

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