No story this morning is likely affecting more Americans than the deadly, record-breaking heat wave from Texas up through the Midwest and east to the mid-Atlantic states and New England. There are heat warnings up in 30 states.
Korva reported earlier, at least 22 deaths have been attributed to the plus-100 degree temperatures.
It's news in many places:
— "Hot Yesterday? Look Out Today." (
) Boston Globe
— "Excessive Heat Warnings Posted For Maryland." (
) Baltimore Sun
— "Mercury Hits 100 At Lakefront; Scorching Heat Likely To Hang Around." (
) Chicago Sun-Times
— "Heat Advisory Issued For Central Oklahoma." (
What goes up does come down, eventually, of course. And there are some glimmers of better news: "Clouds To Help Bring Heat Down,"
. The Des Moines Register says
The heat wave's track has been captured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Environmental Visualization Lab.
Check out its video.
A reminder: They're common sense, but still worth pointing to — the National Weather Service's heat safety tips
are posted here.