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Duluth Flooding and Extreme Heat in the Northeast to mark the first official day of summer

20 Jun 2012, 12:42 pm

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Major flooding in Duluth…  This photo is from Mike Wilmes

The photo below is from Julie Pearce also known as Jitterbug.

Also several photos and more on this story at the Duluth News Tribune. 

Car caught in floodwaters at First Street and Seventh Avenue East in Duluth early Wednesday, June 20, 2012 courtesy Andrew Krueger from the Duluth News Tribune.

Major Runoff From Excessive Rain

Look at the river gauge on the St. Louis River at Scanlon… After 4″ to 9″ of rain over the last 24 hours, it’ll be nearing record stage by this evening!

Mother Nature cranks up the heat in the Northeast

Here is the forecast heat index for today across the country.

Dangerous Heat

Areas under a heat advisory are in orange. Excessive heat warnings are in dark pink. What’s the difference?  Check out the interactive map on the WeatherNation Website for more information.

What’s the difference between a heat advisory and an excessive heat warning?

Here’s one explanation from the National Weather Service in today’s Poughkeepsie Journal.

“An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely,” the Weather Service said in a written statement.

A heat advisory means  dangerous condtions for those spenidng prolonged periods of time outside.

Folks are finding ways to keep cool.  This video is from YouTube user    When asked about this video, the response was  “I took this video 6-18 at Culberson Golf Course in Edinboro PA. Kids running through the 1st Fairway Sprinklers.”

2012 Summer Solstice

Today’s the day the Northern Hemisphere sees the most hours of daylight.

Then there’s Alaska. Folks in Barrow have had 24 hours of daylight since May 11th and won’t see the sunset until July 31st. That’s 82 consecutive days of pure daylight.

What would you do with 24 hours of daylight? Check out some of the comments on the WeatherNation Facebook page.

We invite you to leave your comments below or join the conversation on Facebook. Thanks for checking in on this Wednesday, have a great rest of your week!

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