4.2 East Coast Heat Wave

Tuesday, 25 January 2011: 3:45 PM
6B (Washington State Convention Center)
Jason Samenow, Washington Post, Washington, DC

Extreme heat plagued the U.S. East Coast for much of the summer. According to the National Climatic Data Center, ten states experienced record-warm summers: Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. Washington, DC experienced 67 days 90+ degree days, tying the 1980 record for the most such days in a calendar year. This presentation will discuss the causes of the heat and its impacts, while examining the heat in a broader national and global context.
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