History Main / HeatWave

19th Jun '16 2:19:18 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* During the summer of 1977, described as the "summer that New York lost its mind", temperatures were skyrocketing, corruption was rampant, and the SerialKiller Son of Sam had made the city his personal hunting ground. A BigBlackout that July capped everything off, leading to riots and looting--it took DECADES for some neighborhoods to recover.
* The summer of 2011 was a an aversion of the "heat waves cause crime" trope. Temperature records were broken all across the U.S. with many cities reporting 50+ (and even 90+) days of serial temperatures over 100°F. Several states also recorded the hottest months of June, July, August, and September ever, with similar drought records being set. Despite this, reported crime was actually ''lower'' compared to years previous. Presumably, it's not worth the energy to commit high crime in sizzling temperatures.

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* During the summer of 1977, described as the "summer that New York lost its mind", temperatures were skyrocketing, corruption was rampant, and the SerialKiller Son of Sam had made the city his personal hunting ground. A BigBlackout that July capped everything off, leading to riots and looting--it took DECADES ''decades'' for some neighborhoods to recover.
* The summer of 2011 was a an aversion of the "heat waves cause crime" trope. Temperature records were broken all across the U.S. with many cities reporting 50+ (and even 90+) days of serial temperatures over 100°F. Several states also recorded the hottest months of June, July, August, and September ever, with similar drought records being set. Despite this, reported crime was actually ''lower'' compared to years previous. Presumably, it's not worth the energy to commit high crime in sizzling temperatures.
15th Jun '16 11:20:33 PM Doug86
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* The 2003 BigBlackout in the northeastern U.S. and parts of Canada came on a blisteringly hot August day, especially in NewYorkCity. Think of the people stuck in the subways and elevators, where it would be even hotter...

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* The 2003 BigBlackout in the northeastern U.S. and parts of Canada came on a blisteringly hot August day, especially in NewYorkCity.UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. Think of the people stuck in the subways and elevators, where it would be even hotter...
7th Jun '16 9:27:22 AM MrDeath
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** ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' is set during a heat (and crime) wave. The local anchors seem to think the former excuses the latter. By the end of the first volume, Bruce Wayne is back in the suit and it's [[RedemptionInTheRain pouring rain]]. (Subtle, no?)

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** ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' is set during a heat (and crime) wave. The local anchors seem to think the former excuses the latter. By the end of the first volume, Bruce Wayne is back in the suit and it's [[RedemptionInTheRain pouring rain]]. (Subtle, no?)One of the newscasters in the [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns animated version]] refers to the oncoming storm (and, by symbolism, Batman's return) as coming down on Gotham like "the wrath of God."
3rd Apr '16 1:24:00 PM Mdumas43073
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* The 2003 BigBlackout in the northeastern U.S. and parts of Canada came on a blisteringly hot August day, especially in New York. Think of the people stuck in the subways and elevators, where it would be even hotter...
* During the summer of 1977, described as the "summer that [[NewYorkCity New York]] lost its mind", temperatures were skyrocketing, corruption was rampant, and the SerialKiller Son of Sam had made the city his personal hunting ground. A BigBlackout that July capped everything off, leading to riots and looting--it took DECADES for some neighborhoods to recover.

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* The 2003 BigBlackout in the northeastern U.S. and parts of Canada came on a blisteringly hot August day, especially in New York.NewYorkCity. Think of the people stuck in the subways and elevators, where it would be even hotter...
* During the summer of 1977, described as the "summer that [[NewYorkCity New York]] York lost its mind", temperatures were skyrocketing, corruption was rampant, and the SerialKiller Son of Sam had made the city his personal hunting ground. A BigBlackout that July capped everything off, leading to riots and looting--it took DECADES for some neighborhoods to recover.
3rd Apr '16 1:23:12 PM Mdumas43073
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* In NewYorkCity during the summer of 1977, described as the "summer that New York lost its mind", temperatures were skyrocketing, corruption was rampant, and the SerialKiller Son of Sam had made the city his personal hunting ground. A BigBlackout that July capped everything off, leading to riots and looting--it took DECADES for some neighborhoods to recover.

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* In NewYorkCity during During the summer of 1977, described as the "summer that [[NewYorkCity New York York]] lost its mind", temperatures were skyrocketing, corruption was rampant, and the SerialKiller Son of Sam had made the city his personal hunting ground. A BigBlackout that July capped everything off, leading to riots and looting--it took DECADES for some neighborhoods to recover.
3rd Apr '16 1:19:25 PM Mdumas43073
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* During NewYorkCity's infamous BigBlackout of 1977, described as the "summer that New York lost its mind", temperatures were skyrocketing, corruption was rampant, and the SerialKiller Son of Sam had made the city his personal hunting ground. The blackout capped everything off, leading to riots and looting--it took DECADES for some neighborhoods to recover.

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* During NewYorkCity's infamous BigBlackout In NewYorkCity during the summer of 1977, described as the "summer that New York lost its mind", temperatures were skyrocketing, corruption was rampant, and the SerialKiller Son of Sam had made the city his personal hunting ground. The blackout A BigBlackout that July capped everything off, leading to riots and looting--it took DECADES for some neighborhoods to recover.
3rd Apr '16 1:18:10 PM Mdumas43073
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* During the infamous blackout of 1977, described as the "summer that New York lost its mind", temperatures were skyrocketing, corruption was rampant, and the SerialKiller Son of Sam had made the city his personal hunting ground. The blackout capped everything off, leading to riots and looting--it took DECADES for some neighborhoods to recover.

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* During the NewYorkCity's infamous blackout BigBlackout of 1977, described as the "summer that New York lost its mind", temperatures were skyrocketing, corruption was rampant, and the SerialKiller Son of Sam had made the city his personal hunting ground. The blackout capped everything off, leading to riots and looting--it took DECADES for some neighborhoods to recover.
15th Feb '16 5:27:08 AM TheHeroHartmut
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* Groudon causes a supernatural heat wave when awakened in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Ruby]]'', visually indicated by the area around Sootopolis City becoming brighter. In the remakes, the visual effects include a sun-like light in the sky regardless of the time of day, which suggests that Groudon accomplishes this by ''creating a miniature sun inside the Pokémon world's atmosphere''.

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* Groudon causes a supernatural heat wave when awakened in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Ruby]]'', visually indicated by the area around Sootopolis City becoming brighter. In the remakes, the visual effects include a sun-like light in the sky regardless of the time of day, which suggests that Groudon accomplishes this by ''creating a miniature sun inside the Pokémon world's atmosphere''.atmosphere''.
** In-battle, Pokémon with the move Sunny Day or the ability Drought can cause harsh sunlight to shine down for up to five turns, causing various effects (such as strengthing Fire-type attacks, weakening Water-type attacks, and cutting out the charge time of the Grass-type move Solar Beam). In ''[[VideoGameRemake Omega Ruby]]'', Groudon gets an updated version of the Drought ability in its Primal form, in [[ThirstyDesert Desolate Land]]. This effect has no time limit as long as Primal Groudon is on the field, can't be overridden by other standard weather conditions (save for Primal Kyogre's [[TheGreatFlood Primordial Sea]] and Mega Rayquaza's Delta Stream), and, while it's active, Water-type moves will not function at all ([[FridgeLogic though, apparently, Ice-type moves are not affected]]).
10th Feb '16 4:27:02 AM CrypticMirror
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* ''Website/TLFTravelAlerts'': The June 2015 heatwave lead to the [[https://twitter.com/TlfTravelAlerts/status/616311232266694657 fabric of space and time melting]], escalators hot enough to fry eggs, and people spontaneously turning into eggs to fry themselves on the platforms. [[RunningGag And delays]].
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8th Feb '16 3:18:40 AM jormis29
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* ''Summer of Sam'': Old school Italian street toughs beat on their punk rocker ex-friend, The Son of Sam killer commits several murders, and a full blown blackout/riot breaks out, all against the backdrop of the infamous NY summer of 1977.

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* ''Summer of Sam'': ''Film/SummerOfSam'': Old school Italian street toughs beat on their punk rocker ex-friend, The Son of Sam killer commits several murders, and a full blown blackout/riot breaks out, all against the backdrop of the infamous NY summer of 1977.
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