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Killer heat wave claims more lives

Monday, August 7, 2006; Posted: 9:57 p.m. EDT (01:57 GMT)

TULSA, Oklahoma (AP) -- The heat wave that snapped last week for much of the nation shows no signs of letting up soon in parts of the South and Southeast, with heat advisories in effect Monday for Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi.

Oklahoma's unrelenting heat continued to punish: Two more people died, and a storm knocked out power for thousands of Tulsa residents.

The forecast for the state showed little promise for relief. The National Weather Service predicted mostly 100-degree days throughout the state for the rest of the week.

"It's typical August weather," meteorologist Pete Snyder said.

By Monday afternoon, temperatures reached 100 in Alva in northwest Oklahoma and 100 in Stillwater, west of Tulsa.

Until Monday when the high dipped to 99, Oklahoma City had eight consecutive days of triple-digit temperatures.

The two additional heat deaths in the state brought the total for the year to 20, with 18 of those deaths coming in the past month.

Even though the rest of the nation has largely seen temperatures drop, the full extent of this summer's killer heat wave has continued to be felt. More than 200 people have died across the nation since it began.

In New York, the medical examiner on Monday added two more deaths to the toll from last week's heat wave, raising it to 24.

A man in his 80s and another in his 70s are the latest confirmed heat-related deaths in the Chicago, Illinois, area, bringing the total number blamed on the heat to at least 23, authorities said Sunday.

The medical examiner's office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, listed 12 more heat-related deaths, more than doubling to 21 the toll of the eight-day hot spell.


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.... and a storm knocked out power for thousands of Tulsa residents.



Okay - this is very misleading. CNN lies again lmao
There wasn't a storm "storm." It was a bunch of clouds and there was a sudden downburst. Now, a storm was trying to form but i wouldn't call this a STORM at all.
I saw it - was just a large cloud trying to turn into a storm - looked like a giant mushroom. Hadn't even reached the jet stream yet. It was the beginning of a thunderhead - perhaps in all you could call it an isolated thunderstorm, isolated to about half a mile lol.

We are having rolling blackouts
so far i haven't been in the area affected but still


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They made us turn off the fan at work, to keep from getting hit with a rolling blackout.

Which was a joke. The machines we run take way more juice than some fan. I turned mine back on the next day. Nothing more was said.


My thermometer said 107 degrees today. But when it gets that hot, it's dryer, less humid. I'd rather be out in the 107 with it dry, than it be 95 and humid.


My Poplar turned yellow early, but I been watering it and it pepped back up.


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i think it was a 105 yesterday (thursday) - all i know is it was freaking hot.
not sure what the heat index was.


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