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2012 July

Why was the Chicago Heat Wave of 2012 so much less deadly than that of 1995?

n July 1995 some 500-750 people died in Chicago during a torpid 5-day heat wave on July 12-16 that hit the city. This summer, similar temperatures occurred in Chicago on July 3-7 but there were relatively few heat-related fatalities associated with it. Why?

weatherhistorian, • 6:22 PM GMT on July 27, 2012

New Continental Cold Record for Africa Discovered?

A possible new candidate for the coldest temperature ever measured on the continent of Africa may have been uncovered.

weatherhistorian, • 7:28 PM GMT on July 20, 2012

June 2012 Global Weather Extremes Summary

June featured many notable extreme weather events from around the world. Extreme heat in the U.S. from Colorado to the East Coast, record-breaking rainstorms and floods in Duluth, Minnesota and Pensacola, Florida, and a powerful derecho event that caused extensive damage and fatalities from Illinois to Virginia. Britain suffered its wettest and cloudiness June on record. Typhoons and drought plagued portions of East Asia, and massive monsoon floods wreaked havoc in India and Bangladesh.

weatherhistorian, • 5:40 PM GMT on July 07, 2012

The Amazing June Heat Wave of 2012: Part 2 June 28-30. UPDATE: 113° Smyrna, TN

After scorching portions of the West and Plains early last week, the amazing heat wave of June 2012 slid eastward on Thursday, June 28, continuing to astonish us with more all-time heat records. Below is a summary of those.

weatherhistorian, • 11:15 PM GMT on July 01, 2012