heat wave

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A climatologic event in which the air temperature is extremely high for an extended period
Mortality risk groups Elders, infants, disabled, indigent, drug/alcohol abusers
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heat wave

Public health A climatologic event in which the air temperature is > 42ºC or 103ºF for a period of 5 days or more
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