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The Dog Days Of Summer: Isn’t it supposed to be hot?

  • A road buckles under the oppressive heat in Oklahoma on a sweltering Saturday evening.  Westbound lanes of U.S. 412 had to be shut down. (Credit: Billy Hefton  /  Enid News & Eagle via AP)

    A road buckles under the oppressive heat in Oklahoma on a sweltering Saturday evening. Westbound lanes of U.S. 412 had to be shut down. (Credit: Billy Hefton / Enid News & Eagle via AP)

    People are being urged to check on the young and elderly in seventeen states in the middle of the United States as a so called “blast furnace” has been melting the middle of the country with scorching triple digit temperatures.

    27 triple digit days have already been had in Oklahoma with temperatures above 100 degrees, and the heat is expected to move east toward cities like Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York.



    This typically is the hottest part of the year for many in the U.S. where the term “dog days of summer” comes from. People believed the heat made dogs go mad.

    Those caught in the heat wave are being urged to drink 2 liters of water per day because the body loses that amount from sweating and exhalation.

    Check your NEXTGEN FM weather forecast here and stay cool!


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