Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
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The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that wouldMore >>
The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that would allow a return to their original nickname.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 7:59 AM EDT2013-05-19 11:59:01 GMT
Health officials are worried cases from a salmonella outbreak traced to a Fayetteville hotel may have spread nationwide. Officials say that 51 people who ate at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux's banquet facilitiesMore >>
Health officials are worried cases from a salmonella outbreak traced to a Fayetteville hotel may have spread nationwide.More >>
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - In the last few days we've hit tied the highest temperature ever recorded in Charlotte - twice - even before the month of July begins. And the new month isn't starting off much better.
Just remember that it can always be worse.
If you're looking for a getaway to beat the heat, there are a few areas you may want to avoid - places where 104° would be welcome! Think of the intense heat and drought in Texas. Several cities there spent 50 days or more with triple digit temperatures. Then there are the folks in other cities that would probably say, "50 days above 100°. Is that all?"
The hottest temperature ever recorded in the United States was, not surprisingly, in Death Valley, CA. This area hit 134° in 1913 due to its desert climate and the fact that its elevation is the lowest in the Western Hemisphere.
The hottest world temperature came from Libya in 1922, when El Azizia hit 136°.
On average the hottest place in the world is Dakol, Ethiopia. It's average temperature is 94°. That's not the average high, either! That's the average temperature spread out over the entire day for the entire year.
The warmest average temperature in the U.S. comes from Key West, averaging 78°. Charlotte's average annual temperature is 60°.
When you look at numbers like that, suddenly 104° doesn't sound so bad!