The blast of scorching summer heat hitting the eastern half and southwest regions of the United States has broken a rash of temperature records across the regions.Yesterday (June 21), on the first full day of summer, high temperatures in states from Maine to New York to Arizona shattered previous record highs for the day, in a catalog that stretches back more than 100 years in some places.Across the nation, the scalding heat broke a total of 47 record highs and tied 30 of them.Two places in the Northeast and one in the Southwest experienced their hottest June day ever recorded. In Nantucket, Mass., the temperature soared to 92 degrees Fahrenheit (33 degrees Celsius), breaking the previous record high for the month of 90 F (32 C), set in June 1978.In Virginia City, Nev., temperatures hit 96 degrees F (36 degrees C), breaking a 1966 record by 1 degree, and in New York's Adirondack region, the high was 94 degrees F (34 C), two degrees hotter than the previous record high for the … [Read more...] about Sizzling Summer Heat Breaks Records Across US
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Tropical Storm Lee is now swirling over the Gulf of Mexico, heading toward the drought-stricken states along the Gulf Coast; and although the storm is packing plentiful rain, it looks as though the system will live up to its unlucky former name, Tropical Depression 13.Forecasters say it appears the storm is going to dump the most rain where it's needed least, and deprive some of the driest regions in its path of any relief from some of the worst droughts on record.Tropical Storm Lee is projected to drop the heaviest rains on parts of Louisiana surrounding New Orleans — between 10 and 15 inches (25 and 38 centimeters), possibly up to 20 inches (50 cm) in some small pockets.Southeast Louisiana is in the midst of a drought, though not nearly as severe as those in regions nearby. Two large fires burning outside New Orleans have sent troublesome smoke through the city in recent days, which the rains could help put out."So we are welcoming it for that, but this is more rain than we … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Lee’s Heavy Rain: Blessing or Curse for Gulf Coast?
So far, 2011 has brought its fair share of tornadoes, droughts, floods and even a rare hurricane in the Northeast. With $35 billion in natural disaster damage so far this year, it seems natural to wonder: What the heck is going on?The answer, according to climate and weather experts, is simply a combination of factors, including La Nina, local atmospheric patterns, and potentially climate change — though the importance of climate in any individual weather scenario is still nearly impossible to quantify."In the short term, when we're talking months to a couple of years, you don't know," New Jersey's state climatologist and Rutgers University professor David Robinson, told LiveScience. "Now if you start talking longer-term, a decade or multiple decades, then you start looking for a broader explanation."Wet… Even before Hurricane Irenedumped rain on the Northeastern United States over the weekend, parts of New England were very soggy. The rain gauge at John F. Kennedy … [Read more...] about Atmospheric Forces Conspire to Make 2011 a Wild Year
Advertisement Most of the commercials, jokes 10 Funny Videos Featuring Siri On The iPhone 4S 10 Funny Videos Featuring Siri On The iPhone 4S The iPhone 4S has been a huge success, despite the fact it's not much of an improvement over the iPhone 4. Hence the 4S in the name rather than a 5. The biggest draw for... Read More , and media hype about Apple’s iOS voice assistant, Siri, have subsided, but I still run into iPhone users who don’t take advantage of this powerful feature. Just the other day I had to actually try to convince my 15 year-old daughter about how she could set a reminder on her iPhone, by simply raising her iPhone to her ear, and telling Siri to remind her to read chapter 12 of her philosophy textbook, on Thursday night. This type of reminder can easily be done with no tapping and typing.Despite the many things Siri can’t do at this stage of its development, its voice command capabilities will improve over time, and more of its … [Read more...] about If You’re Not Using Siri By Now, You Should Be
Summer has begun with a bang, with scorching temperatures hitting huge parts of the United States on the first day of the sultry season.Sizzling temperatures and wilting humidity hit the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states today (June 20), prompting heat advisories in many major metropolitan areas. Extreme heat also hit the Midwest, where cities from Chicago to Milwaukee to Detroit saw afternoon highs in the 90s Fahrenheit (32 to 37 degrees Celsius), according to Accuweather.com.The Great Plains and Southwest are likely to see sizzling temps in the coming days as well, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which today produced a map that projects temperatures reaching as high as 108 F (42 C) in some places by the weekend.Temperatures in the nation's capital soared to 98 F (36 C), one degree shy of its all-time heat record of 99, according to the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang.New York's Central Park saw a high of 94 F (34 C). "That is … [Read more...] about What’s Behind This Week’s Extreme Heat