While teachers are working in hot classrooms this summer, the Richmond County School Board says cutting off the air conditioning during summer months saves a couple million dollars. Full story
The hot weather that recently struck the East Coast set records in Boston, and was the longest heat wave in New York City since 2002. There’s relief in sight. “Each day will get progressively better,” said TODAY’s Dylan Dreyer. “We’re done with the nineties for a while.”
There may finally be some relief from the suffocating heat and humidity that has affected millions of people this week. But with that, come some strong storms. Weather Channel meteorologist Mike Seidel has more.
As the rest of the nation bakes amid a heat wave, volunteers in Arlington, Texas, came together to make a winter wonderland for a cancer-stricken six-year-old whose only wish was to play in the snow.
Nearly every state in the country experienced temperatures at 90 degrees or more this week. To beat the heat, a very pregnant Jenna Wolfe searched the city to find the best respite from the sun.
A cold front is making its way to the East Coast of the country, which could bring some much-needed relief to residents who have been enduring a heat wave. TODAY’s Dylan Dreyer reports
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Chinese tourists walk past a huge thermometer near the Flaming Mountain in Turpan, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, July 30, 2013. The 12-metres (39.4 feet) high thermometer shows the surface temperature of the area which reaches 78 degrees Celsius (172.4 degrees Fahrenheit) on Tuesday. Heat wave
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