09 Aug '11, 1am

US Breaks Heat Records as Republicans End Record-Keeping

US Breaks Heat Records as Republicans End Record-Keeping

According to US Weather Records Archived by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center , July temperatures nationwide broke at least 30 years of daily temperature records in so many data centers around the country that simply by plotting them all on a map, a nearly complete image of the US is created. Almost 9,000 daily records were broken or tied last month, including 2,755 highest maximum temperatures during the day and the 6,171 highest nighttime temperatures. This image plots how many times a heat record was broken or tied in a given location. Some cities reached daily high temperatures 19 out of the 31 days in the month. The largest concentration of these records occur in the southern Plains, Midwest, and Northeast which were gripped by a series of heat waves pushing heat indices well into the 100’s (Fahrenheit) for many days and nights at a time. The US is not the entire w...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/08/us-breaks-heat-record...

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