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Old 09-16-2019, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Very cool & interesting map!

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Old 09-16-2019, 09:01 PM
 
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That's interesting! The most frequent cause in my area is "rip current." Stay out of the water, and you'll be fine, I guess.
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Old Yesterday, 01:38 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Rip currents make sense in coastal areas but in NE Indiana and NW Ohio?
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Old Yesterday, 04:06 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Lightning in Maine. Figured trees would be like rest of New England since there are more trees now than the past and homes are tucked away inside forests now.

Heat for here.
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Old Yesterday, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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By county

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Old Yesterday, 06:07 PM
 
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Rip currents aren't weather, though.
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Old Yesterday, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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The number one weather-related cause of death in the driftless area of Iowa/Wisconsin/Minnesota is HEAT? What, nobody has air conditioning around there since it rarely gets above 90 in the summer, but the 2 or 3 times per year it does people get cooked or something?

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Rip currents aren't weather, though.
I can't speak for the oceanic coasts, but on the Great Lakes you typically need high winds for rip currents to occur. In calm winds the waves aren't big or strong enough to create rip currents.
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Old Yesterday, 09:03 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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The number one weather-related cause of death in the driftless area of Iowa/Wisconsin/Minnesota is HEAT? What, nobody has air conditioning around there since it rarely gets above 90 in the summer, but the 2 or 3 times per year it does people get cooked or something?
You'd be surprised how severe heat waves can be relative to the average temperatures on the plains. It's in the middle of a continent with nothing blocking that heat from coming from the south, and it can get HOT! Using Des Moines, IA as an example, it gets as hot as 98 F / 36 C in an average year and the record high is 110 F / 43 C! That's comparable to Nashville, TN which is much further south.
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Old Yesterday, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The number one weather-related cause of death in the driftless area of Iowa/Wisconsin/Minnesota is HEAT? What, nobody has air conditioning around there since it rarely gets above 90 in the summer, but the 2 or 3 times per year it does people get cooked or something?


I can't speak for the oceanic coasts, but on the Great Lakes you typically need high winds for rip currents to occur. In calm winds the waves aren't big or strong enough to create rip currents.
Most heat deaths are elderly or children left in cars with the windows up (totally preventable).
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Old Today, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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You'd be surprised how severe heat waves can be relative to the average temperatures on the plains. It's in the middle of a continent with nothing blocking that heat from coming from the south, and it can get HOT! Using Des Moines, IA as an example, it gets as hot as 98 F / 36 C in an average year and the record high is 110 F / 43 C! That's comparable to Nashville, TN which is much further south.
Uh... yeah, I used to live about 20 miles from the specific region I'm referring to and still visit/vacation there regularly. It has reached 100 degrees there maybe twice or three times in my lifetime, meanwhile there have been some summers where it never even reached the 90s all summer. So I'm still having a hard time accounting for how the occasional heat wave where it stays in the 90s for a whole 3 or 4 days in a row can be the number one cause of weather-related fatalities.
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