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  • Heat breaks records

    Well, Tropical storm Colin just fell apart yesterday afternoon, and couldn’t get it back together!  The storm was tiny and weak, and the strong upper level winds just tore the system apart.   Thankfully, conditions are not favorable for redevelopment, and the tropics are quiet for now.   I hope it stays this way!

    The much bigger story is the exceptional heat across the south and Midwest with widespread 95-105 degrees temperatures and heat indices across the Lower Mississippi Valley between 110-120 degrees for another day.  Little Rock shattered a record air temperatures of 107.  Heat watches/warnings are up 17 states right now.  It just doesn’t end!

    The threat for severe weather exists across the Ohio Valley this afternoon with the risk of mainly large hail and damaging winds.

    It’s definitely turning out to be the summer to remember!  Many cities had their hottest July on record – and as Gwen pointed out – the coldest and snowiest on record this last winter!  What a roller coaster ride!

    Despite the fact that it’s hot and humid here in NYC, I’m still thinking I want some hot soup for lunch!  The A/C here is pretty powerful!

    Take care everyone!  We’re half way to the weekend!  Yippeee!

    JD

marie/ohio

as we now know what it like to be Hot. NEVER let a day past without a big thanks & prayers for our troops who face the heat everday & night. also for the sick . prayer for Don & many others. JD. thanks for the Job you do. hearing all the cry & wo of the weather. once said we all talk about but noone can do anything about it. But I have look back at my snow pic not so long ago. tonight we are in the 70 so with that no snow view for me. OHIO it if you don't like it don't worry it change any time.

August 4, 2010 at 9:05 pm

pjman

Margie great site. Don praying for ya. It was 103 in Dallas today. No humidity. Hope all are safe and cool

August 4, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Candy

Wacky weather and I have certainly noticed. We need more in depth coverage..talking not only to scientists but emergency management types...everyone needs to start taking this seriously for home preparedness...I mean what if this is going to be a trend? How bad can it get? We need to start talking about this.

August 4, 2010 at 2:50 pm

BGinTX.

Hey Janice, Glad you're hanging with us this week.Always love your stories,specially about the love of your life--Matthew. And your husband, of course.MARGIE, just looked at your web site and it is very nice. You have done a great job in such a short period of time.May you have great success on your new venture.Tell Don he is our prayers daily.Good day everyone.BG.

August 4, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Margie Gacki

Janice, I know someone in Houston & when I checked the weather at 10 CDT last night, the heat index was 98-yuck! Hey everyone, I have some big news--my web site is finally up & running! I spent 2 wks working on it & I launched it last night, the same day I got my occupancy & sign permits from the city. I don't know if this will word wrap when I send it so make sure you copy the whole thing (no hyphens or period at the end): www.faithproductionsofcumberland.com. Let me know what you think! Margie

August 4, 2010 at 12:17 pm

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  • Janice Dean joined FOX News Channel in January 2004 and currently serves as Senior meteorologist. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and was awarded the AMS Seal of Approval in 2009. Dean is the author of the forthcoming children's book, "Freddy the Frogcaster" (Regnery Kids) which will be published in August. You can also follow Janice on Twitter.