Milwaukee 1 of 14 US cities to have summer heat tracked by NOAA

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee's summer heat will be tracked by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The agency says "extreme heat kills more Americans than any other weather event."

NOAA says local teams will map urban heat islands, or areas that can be up to 20 degrees hotter than nearby neighborhoods.

Our city is one of 14 in the US to be studied. Others include Boulder, Colorado; Clark County, Nevada; Columbia, South Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; Jacksonville, Florida; Knoxville and Nashville, Tennessee; Montgomery County, Maryland; Omaha, Nebraska; Spokane, Washington; Philadelphia; Brooklyn, New York and San Francisco. 

NOAA is also working with groups in Africa and Brazil on international campaigns in Freetown, Sierra Leone and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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