22 Jul '11, 9pm

National Weather Service: "HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY - CALL 911." How's the "new normal" treating you folks?

It’s in 102° in the Nation’s Capital this afternoon. At 2PM the heat index in Washington was 119 ° . (Update: heat index at hit 121 ° at 3PM at Washington Reagan National Airport.) And it ain’t just Washington: 132 million people in 29 states and Washington, D.C. are under heat advisories or excessive heat warnings today . The National Weather Service reports: oppressive heat and humidity remain in place for parts of the central and southern Plains and Ohio Valley and are intensifying across much of the eastern U.S. Excessive Heat Warnings and/or Heat Advisories remain in effect from Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and extreme northern Texas eastward into Ohio and Kentucky, as well as along the East Coast from Georgia to Maine. Heat index values will range from 105-115+ today from Boston to New York, Philadelphia, Washington, and Richmond, affecting millions of people along the...

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