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High temperatures, 'corn sweat' form dangerous heat dome over U.S. 18 July 2016

High temperatures, 'corn sweat' form dangerous heat dome over U.S.

By Jennifer Gray and Dave Hennen, CNN Updated 0925 GMT (1725 HKT) July 18, 2016

(CNN) The dog days of summer are hitting hard this year, and forecasters warn that some of the hottest temperatures of the season may sear a large portion of the United States this week.
Dangerous heat wave forecast for Southwest, Plains 15 June 2016

Dangerous heat wave forecast for Southwest, Plains

Dangerous, potentially record-breaking heat will scorch portions of the Southwest and Plains through the weekend.

Dangerous, potentially record-breaking heat will scorch portions of the Southwest and Plains through the weekend.
NOAA 2016 summer outlook: Where are the highest chances for a hot summer in the U.S.? 24 May 2016

NOAA 2016 summer outlook: Where are the highest chances for a hot summer in the U.S.?

Most of the continental United States is facing elevated chances of well above average summer temperatures, according to the latest outlook from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.

April 2016 Hottest on Record 23 May 2016

April 2016 Hottest on Record

April 2016 was the warmest April on record for the globe, making it the 12th consecutive month that earth has recorded its warmest respective month on record. NOAA's global State of the Climate report released Wednesday found April's temperature over the Earth's surface was 1.10 degrees Celsius above the 20th century average. This crushed the previous warmest April set in 2010 by 0.28 degrees Celsius.

Michelle Hawkins of NOAA's National Weather Service shares tips for staying safe in extreme heat with The Weather Channel as the FEMA PrepareAthon's Extreme Heat Week begins 22 May 2016

Michelle Hawkins of NOAA's National Weather Service shares tips for staying safe in extreme heat with The Weather Channel as the FEMA PrepareAthon's Extreme Heat Week begins

Michelle Hawkins of NOAA's National Weather Service shares tips for staying safe in extreme heat with The Weather Channel as the FEMA PrepareAthon's Extreme Heat Week begins. She discusses heat watches, warning, and advisories as well as tips for protecting vulnerable populations (including National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Where's Baby campaign) and signs and symptoms of heat stress. For more information on extreme heat and tools and trainings to reduce risk, visit the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) at http://climate.gov/nihhis.

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