Thirty-two people in Maryland have died because of extreme heat so far during 2011, according to a report released Tuesday by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Health authorities reported the same number of confirmed heat-related deaths in 2010. There were six deaths in 2009; 17 in 2008 and 21 in 2007.
Six of the first 10 days of August topped 90 at BWI, but the next 21 days did not. It was the longest stretch of sub-90 summer weather since 2009.
Maryland weather blog: Frank Roylance on meteorology
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