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Why This Heat Wave’s So Scary – And What’s Behind It

Excessive heat is the No. 1 weather killer in the United States and it’s at its most dangerous when it doesn’t cool down at night.


A group of tourists look up at a building along Broadway during warm weather on July 6, 2012 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Heat Wave Kills Nearly 50 People Across Country

Americans this week will get a reprieve from the stifling heat that has blanketed much of the country as temperatures begin approaching normal from the Midwest to the East Coast.


A record heat wave has been in the area for more than a week. Weather forecast predicted the hot weather will last through Sunday with possible daily triple-digit temperature. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Full List Of Northern Virginia Cooling Centers And Pet-Friendly Area-Wide Cooling Centers

A combination of record-high temperatures and temperatures continuing to climb through the weekend has local cooling centers working overtime. Whether you are still without power or desperately just in need of a place to cool off, there is likely a cooling center for you nearby.


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DPR Extends Outdoor Pool Hours In D.C. For Remainder Of The Week

The Department of Parks and Recreation announced it will be extending pool hours at select pools for the remainder of the week.


A downed tree damages a truck after a powerful overnight storm in the Washington, D.C. region on June 30, 2012 in Falls Church, Va. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Death Toll Rises To 22 From Weekend Storms

A weekend without electricity was already trying for millions in the sweltering, storm-swept mid-Atlantic region. But Monday morning brings another grim challenge when many embark on a difficult commute over roads with darkened stoplights and likely mass-transit delays.


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D.C. Storm: Power Outage Resources, Forecasts & More

Violent evening storms following a day of triple-digit temperatures wiped out power to more than 2 million customers across the eastern United States and caused at least five fatalities.


A fallen tree lies in the front yard of the Cape Verde Embassy in Washington, D.C., on June 30, 2012, the morning after a storm swept through the area. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Temps Pushing 100 As DC Crews Clean-Up Following Deadly Storms

It’s going to be a scorcher again for Washington, D.C., as it cleans up from Friday’s deadly storms that left millions without power.


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Temperatures Could Reach A Record High Today With An Excessive Heat Watch In Store For Tomorrow

The unruly heat in the last week has brought us into the full swing of Summer: thick, humid air, broken AC units, booming thunder storms. See why we could break a record high temperature later today and what’s in store for the weekend.


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The Heat Is On: Temps Soaring Toward 100 Across Northeast

You won’t need a calendar to mark the start of summer in the northeastern U.S.


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Extreme Heat Wave To Hit Mid-Atlantic Region

An intense heat wave is making its way across the mid-Atlantic region, and officials are warning residents and visitors to remain cool and hydrated.