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Transatlantic dust storm
June 14

Warm Nights Biggest Killer in Heat Waves – Cicadas Showing Up on Doppler Radar – Tracking “Godzilla”: Massive 2020 Atlantic Dust Storm

NOAA Research: Warm Nighttime Temperatures Pose Greatest Risk It’s not as viscerally terrifying as a tornado, hurricane or flood, but excessive heat is a bigger killer than all three. In the last 6 decades the number of annual heat waves in 50 US cities has, on average, tripled. I was working in Chicago in 1995 when a sudden “heat storm” sent the heat index to 120F. Over the span of 5 days 739 people died from the heat, many of them elderly poor residents without A/C, many afraid to open their winds for fear of crime. Research suggests that steamy...