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Scorching U.S. heat

Jill Colton, staff writer

July 25, 2010 — Another wave of steaming temperatures has clamped down along the Eastern seaboard of the United States.

It's another round of sizzling temperatures.

The mercury has flared into the high thirties and low forties throughout the Eastern U.S., leaving residents scrambling for shade. And now, heat warnings or advisories are in effect for at least 20 American states stretching from new England to the Deep South. Brutal temperatures have hugged the Mid-Atlantic several times already this month.

Weather experts warned of the dangerous conditions Saturday. It spiked to 40C in Norfolk, Virginia while Washington peaked at 38C. Meanwhile, New York City saw its hottest July 24th on record when temperatures skyrocketed to 36C.

Sadly, one possible weather-related death was reported in Maryland. Paramedics said the high temperatures and humidity likely played a role in the death of a 20 year old man who was out biking in the devastating heat. He went into cardiac arrest and hit his head on a tree.

With files from The Associated Press

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