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26th Nov '16 4:30:28 PM Hugpocalypse
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* The period of late 2012 - early 2013 is often referred to in Australia as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angry_Summer "Angry Summer"]], where over 123 weather records were broken in Australia's hottest summer on average, and may have contributed to the rise in violence (particularly gang-related incidents in Sydney) throughout the rest of the year. It also brought about nature's anger with bushfires across Tasmania and floods in coastal Queensland.
17th Nov '16 5:27:33 PM Generality
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* A frequent device in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. ''Summer Knight'' makes the most use of the heat wave motif, feeding into Harry's irritability given his recent defeat and helping to highlight [[spoiler: how things are going seriously wrong with the Summer fae]].

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* A frequent device in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. ''Summer Knight'' makes the most use of the heat wave motif, feeding into Harry's irritability given his recent defeat and helping to highlight [[spoiler: how things are going seriously wrong with the Summer fae]]. It tends to be inverted in later books, though: after [[spoiler: Harry becomes the Winter Knight]], most books are set during cold snaps.
2nd Nov '16 1:33:48 AM ironcommando
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See also BigBlackout. Like SnowedIn and RainRainGoAway, an aversion of ItsAlwaysSpring. Often a sign that AStormIsComing, in fiction as in real life.

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See also BigBlackout. Like SnowedIn and RainRainGoAway, an aversion of ItsAlwaysSpring. Contrast ColdSnap, the other temperature extreme. Often a sign that AStormIsComing, in fiction as in real life.
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.
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