Dangerous Heat and Storms to Peak Today in Northeastern US

July 19, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock High temperatures have left large parts of the US sweltering in recent days, and today those temperatures are predicted to reach “dangerous” heights. Temperatures broke 100 degrees at JFK airport yesterday, while the heat index ranged from 105-115 degrees in some areas. Today’s hot weather is expected to be broken by heavy storms, golf-sized hail and possibly tornadoes in some areas. But the extremity of the weather is not even the strangest part—meteorologists are taking particular note of the fact that the system is moving “backwards” from east to west . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: dangerous heat , east coast , extreme heat , extreme weather , global warming , heatwave , NOAA , tornadoes , weather forecasts , weather patterns        

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DIY: Homemade Insect Repellent Sprays and Lotions

July 19, 2013 by  
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As people take to campgrounds and beaches in search of a little R&R this summer, insects of various shapes and sizes are rubbing their little feet (forelegs?) together in glee at the smorgasbord they’ll get to sample. Depending on where you’re located, you may have the dubious honor of being gnawed upon by mosquitoes , deer flies, no-see-ums, and other flying bite-y things. Since walking around while draped in netting isn’t at the top of anyone’s summer “to-do” list, the best bet to avoid becoming a walking buffet is insect repellent. Jump ahead for a few homemade concoctions. Read the rest of DIY: Homemade Insect Repellent Sprays and Lotions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: all natural mosquito repellant , all natural mosquito spray , black flies , bug repellent , bugs , chiggers , citronella , deer flies , DEET , DIY , essential oils , Eucalyptus , homemade bug repellent , horse flies , insect repellent , insects , mosquito repellant , mosquitoes , natural bug repellant , peppermint , ticks        

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