August 4th, 2010
05:53 AM ET

High temps to persist throughout much of nation

Excessive health advisories or warnings will remain in many parts of the country on Wednesday, with at least a third death blamed on the temperature in Missouri.

The Kansas City [Missouri] Star reported that the Jackson County medical examiners were investigating whether high temperatures played a role in the death Tuesday.

A day earlier, the city health department said two other deaths were likely heat-related.

The stifling heat did not keep voters form the polls in Kansas and Missouri, who cast ballots on primary day in triple-digit heat.

The National Weather Service said heat advisories and excessive heat warnings are in effect from the Southern/Central Plains through the Lower Mississippi/Tennessee River Valleys.

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  1. Bill Fitzgerald

    Its not global warming, its not, its not global warming. Well, that made no difference now did it.

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