Heat storm

  Heat storms occur when temperatures exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit over a large area for three days in a row. Normal hot temperatures cause electricity demand to increase during the peak summertime hours of 4 to 7 p.m. when air conditioners are straining to overcome the heat. If a hot spell extends to three days or more, however, nighttime temperatures do not cool down, and the thermal mass in homes and buildings retains the heat from previous days. This heat build-up causes air conditioners to turn on earlier and to stay on later in the day. As a result, available electricity supplies are challenged during a higher, wider peak electricity consumption period.
  California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms

Energy terms . 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Heat storm — A Heat Storm, as defined by the California Energy Commission, is what most would refer to as a heat wave. According to the commission website, heat storms occur when the temperature reaches 100° F (38° C) for three or more consecutive days over a …   Wikipedia

  • Storm — Windstorm redirects here. For the type of storm in Europe, see European windstorm. For the Gloria Jones album, see Windstorm (album). For other uses, see Storm (disambiguation). A shelf cloud associated with a heavy or severe thunderstorm over… …   Wikipedia

  • Heat wave — A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity. There is no universal definition of a heat wave;cite journal |last=Meehl |first=George A. |coauthors=Tebaldi, Claudia |title=More Intense,… …   Wikipedia

  • Storm (Marvel Comics) — Storm Storm, drawn by Greg Land, 2005[1] Publication information …   Wikipedia

  • Storm 2 — is a world championship winning robot that competed in Robot Wars. It is a small invertible box on wheels with a wedge on the front. The robot originally had no weapons but the team added a built in lifting arm for series 7. However, it was not… …   Wikipedia

  • Heat wave of 2006 derecho series — The heat wave of 2006 derecho series was a series of severe wind events associated with powerful thunderstorms, known as derechos, that occurred in a five day period between July 17 and July 21, 2006. The first storms took place across a wide… …   Wikipedia

  • Heat Wave of 1995 Derecho Series — The Heat Wave of 1995 Derecho Series are a series of derechos that occurred from July 11 through July 15, 1995 in the U.S. This weather event is among one of the least known about but still notable weather events that occurred during the 20th… …   Wikipedia

  • Storm kettle — A storm kettle is a device used for boiling water in the outdoors. It consists of a base, in which a fire is lit (usually with wood, paper, etc.), and a double walled main body. The centre of the main body acts as a chimney for the fire, while… …   Wikipedia

  • Heat burst — NOTOC A heat burst is a rare atmospheric phenomenon characterised by gusty winds and a rapid increase in temperature and decrease in dew point (moisture). Heat bursts typically occur during night time and are associated with decaying… …   Wikipedia

  • storm door — noun an extra outer door for protection against severe weather or winter • Hypernyms: ↑door * * * noun : an additional door placed outside an ordinary outside door to prevent entrance of wind, cold, and rain and to reduce heat losses compare… …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.