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Road-melting Heat Kills at least 800 across India

Posted by feww on May 26, 2015

Death toll mounts in India’s near 50-degree heat

An intense heatwave has killed at least 806 people across India melting roads in the capital New Delhi as temperatures approach 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees).

Official death toll is as follows (the real toll may be much higher).
In the worst-hit state of Andhra Pradesh, in the south, 551 people have died over the past week with temperatures exceeding 47ºC on Monday.

In the bordering state of Telangana, at least 231 people have died, with temperatures reported in excess of 48ºC over the weekend.

The heatwave has also killed 11 people in the western state of Orissa, and 13 others in the eastern state of West Bengal.

Meantime, India’s Meteorological Department has issued a “Red Box” warning for several states on Tuesday and Wednesday, forecasting maximum temperatures above 45ºC.

Maximum temperature in the capital reached a high of 45.5ºC on Monday, some five degrees above the seasonal average.

National High and Low Temperature (for the contiguous U.S.)
NWS Weather Prediction Center, College Park, MD
Issued 8 am EDT Tuesday, May 26, 2015

High Temperature for Monday, May 25, 2015

  • 39ºC  (102 degrees) at Death Valley, CA

Low Temperature for Tuesday, May 26, 2015

  • -1ºC (31 degrees) at Grants-Milan, NM

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AK Breaks 2 Daily Highest Max Temp Recs in July

Posted by feww on July 29, 2012

Deadhorse and Elfin Cove, AK, break or tie 3 daily high max temp records

Daily maximum temperature soared to 74.0ºF in Deadhorse, North Slope Borough County, AK, breaking a previous record of 73.0ºF set in July 1994.

Deadhorse also tied daily high maximum temperature record of 78.0ºF set on July 23, 2007.

On July 21, Elfin Cove, Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon County, set a new Daily High Max Temperature record of 67.0ºF. The old record of 65.0ºF was set 36 years ago.

Alaska Daily Highest Max Temperature Records set in July 2012. Source: NCDC

U.S. Daily Highest Max Temperature Records set in July 2012

As of July 28, the following number of records were broken or tied for the month:

  • Broken:  2,968  Daily Records
  • Tied:  1,183 Records
  • Total: 4,151

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