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Extreme Weather / Heat / Flooding #1058983

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 28, 2013
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The extreme heat in the West and flooding in the East from heavy rains introduced; photos shown.

(Los Angeles: Gabe Gutierrez) The brutal Western heat wave featured; scenes shown of a cooling center in Los Angeles, a traffic jam caused by a heat-related power outage, Phoenix zoo animals; predicted temperatures for Las Vegas & Death Valley cited; details given about the shortage of fans & air conditioners in Alaska. [WOMAN, Los Angeles senior Euna BAYER‡ air conditioning REPAIRMAN, Milt & Edie's Drycleaners manager Robert SHAPIRO††, MAN – comment.] [NASA administrator for science John GRUNSFELD†- says the globe is getting warmer due to the buildup of greenhouse gasses.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Las Vegas: Mike Seidel) The role of the jet stream in the high temperatures in the West and the cooler temperatures in the East featured; diagrams/maps shown; temperatures cited; scenes shown of the floods; details given about heat precautions in Las Vegas.

Holt, Lester;
Gutierrez, Gabe;
Seidel, Mike

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