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Sun June 30, 2013
The Two-Way

Western States' Heat Wave Turns Deadly; No Relief In Sight

Originally published on Sun June 30, 2013 2:51 pm

It was hot Saturday in Sun City, Ariz., and across the Southwest.
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Sat June 29, 2013
The Two-Way

Will Death Valley Top 130 Degrees? Here's Where To Watch

Originally published on Sat June 29, 2013 2:33 pm

If you're in the red or orange zones, try to stay cool.
National Weather Service

We can't do anything about the oppressive heat wave that's cooking states across the nation's Southwest.

We can, though, wish everyone the best and point to the always-important tips and guidance for how to stay safe when temperatures soar well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Those include:

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Fri June 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Highs Of 117 Expected In Las Vegas, In Dangerous Heat Wave

Excessive heat warnings will continue for much of the Desert Southwest through Monday. Here, Maria Wieser of Italy drinks water while sightseeing in Death Valley National Park on Friday.
Chris Carlson AP

A heat wave is broiling America's Southwest, where temperatures are expected to soar past 110 degrees in coming days. Before noon on Friday, temperatures in many parts of southeastern California, Nevada and Arizona had already topped 100 degrees.

An "excessive heat warning" was issued Friday by the National Weather Service, which blames the dangerously high temperatures on "a massive area of high pressure across the Western United States through Monday."

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Thu June 20, 2013
The Two-Way

Tropical Storm Barry Makes Landfall In Eastern Mexico

Tropical Storm Barry's position as of 11 a.m. ET on Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
National Hurricane Center

The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Barry washed ashore just north of Veracruz, Mexico, at about 8 a.m. Central Time.

According to the latest data, Barry's top sustained winds were about 45 miles per hour as it headed inland. The storm is expected to lose strength rapidly and fall to tropical depression status by tonight. But, the Center warns, "Barry is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 3 to 5 inches, with maximum amounts of 10 inches over southern Mexico."

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Wed June 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Tropical Storm Barry Heads Toward Mexico, Forecasters Say

Originally published on Wed June 19, 2013 6:58 pm

Tropical Storm Barry, the second named storm of the 2013 hurricane season, is expected to hit Mexico's southeastern coast.

The National Hurricane Center has issued coastal warnings in the Gulf of Mexico regarding Tropical Storm Barry. The second named storm of the 2013 hurricane season, Barry is currently in the southwest corner of the gulf; it is expected to make landfall in Mexico Thursday morning.

The center says an Air Force reconnaissance aircraft determined Wednesday that the storm, formerly called Tropical Depression Two, had strengthened. Barry is currently about 75 miles east-northeast of Veracruz, Mexico.

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