New In Focus now available on Extreme Heat.
Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. This can lead to death by overworking the human body.
Temperatures this weekend have the potential to break records along the Midwest and East Coast.
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Author: Jenna Hillhouse