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DNR fire danger map, August 2017 (Department of Natural Resources)
DNR fire danger map, August 2017 (Department of Natural Resources)
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So, Which Counties Have Complete Burn Bans, Who Doesn’t?

With the tinder dry hot conditions and weather we've had, not to mention the lack of precipitation, we've got a lot that could go up in smoke this month. So which counties have complete burn bans, and which ones don't?

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California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave
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Summer Record for Electricity Use Broken 3 Days in a Row!

It's. Been. HOT! But you knew that. But you may not have know that the Bonneville Power Administration's record for peak summertime electricity consumption three days in a row...

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Hot, dry smoky heat could break records (Townsquare media)
Hot, dry smoky heat could break records (Townsquare media)
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We’re Likely to Break The Record for Consecutive 100 Degree Days, Say Experts

With the incessant heat dragging on, people are starting to wonder. Ok, living in the Tri-Cities we're used to dry hot weather. But will we break the record for consecutive days at or over 100 degrees?

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Will it be hot enough to melt a road? (Getty Images)
Will it be hot enough to melt a road? (Getty Images)
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Will We Get Hot Enough to Melt Asphalt? Inquiring Minds Want to Know!

As a child, and even some of us adults, we shoved sharp objects into asphalt, just to see if it will go in during very hot weather.

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Dozens Dead In Forest Fire In Portugal
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WARNING: Wildfire Danger is Extremely High Right Now

In the Benton and Franklin county areas the Washington State Department of Natural Resources are saying the risk of wildfires is very high...

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Heat forces evacuation of several schools (Getty Images)
Heat forces evacuation of several schools (Getty Images)
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Heat Forces Evacuation of Two Pasco Schools

Two Pasco schools were evacuated Tuesday due to power and HVAC failures, leading to rising temperatures that made it too hot for classes.

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How to Tell If It’s Too Hot to Walk Your Dog

With 100+ degree weather we're all struggling to give our kids and pets enough "outside time." But even if your animal has been cooped up all day, you could burn their feet by walking them when the asphalt is too hot.Here's how to tell:

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Is It Hot Enough to Bake Cookies in a Car?

Frying an egg on the sidewalk is just so passe.

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107 Sunday Will Match Tri-City Temp Record For June

According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA-the National Weather Service folks) anything above 107 Sunday will break the single day record for Tri-Cities for the month of June.

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Meet in the Middle talks rivers!
Meet in the Middle talks rivers! (Townsquare media image)
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Meet in The Middle Tackles Our Record Temperatures for June 8 [VIDEO]

We thought it would be 'cool' (pun intended) to discuss water today.

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