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Summer heat hits hard from Louisiana to Illinois

Summer heat hits hard from Louisiana to Illinois
Monday, July 11, 2011 - 4:04pm

(AP) - The temperature setting is stuck on broil across a swath of the Midwest and South, with Dallas and Oklahoma City suffering through 100-degree heat for 10 or more days in a row.

Temperatures are soaring from Louisiana to Illinois, where authorities say a 51-year-old man found dead Sunday suffered heat stroke in a mobile home without a working air conditioner.

National Weather Service spokesman Chris Vaccaro says even areas with temperatures in the 90s are feeling as hot as 115 degrees with the humidity.

Hutchison, Kan., hit a scorching 112 on Sunday and Vaccaro says Oklahoma City has hit 100 degrees or higher every day since June 29.

Dallas also is on track to record its 10th day of 100-degree weather.

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