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[View the story "Heat Buckles Highway, SUV Goes Soaring" on Storify]Heat Buckles Highway, SUV Goes SoaringHow does hot weather make the road buckle?Storified by Accu Weather · Thu, Jul 05 2012 10:19:40Heat Buckles Highway, SUV Goes SoaringBrightcoveHot weather in Wisconsin buckled pavement on a highway. Theresa Reich recorded a car hitting the pavement like a ramp and going airborne. Crazy, right? The people in the car weren't seriously injured, thankfully.Road reopens; Woman talks about capturing video of airborne SUVChippewa County (WQOW) - A highway has been repaired and reopened after a crash and a near miss. The pavement buckled because of the heat...But, how does heat buckle pavement?How Do Roads Buckle Under Scorching Heat?BrightcoveIntense heat deforms the surface of the road. Pavement expands in the heat but there is no place for it to expand. The pavement pushes up off the ground at its weak spots. The risk is greatest for roads buckling when the temperature is over 90 to 95 degrees.This extremely HOT weather brings on new challenges while driving. Please pay attention to the road at all times, you never know when or where the pavement will buckle, causing all kinds of problems for you and your car! Slow down, everyone!Jamie Thomas - American Family Insurance Agent - Schofield, WILooks like road buckle has one lane of EB belt line shut down in Middleton http://pic.twitter.com/TZTIlIHKChris WoodardThis how hot it is in Chicago....wow http://pic.twitter.com/rOjeF5HGiknowjustincaseMore information about how roads buckle in the heat:Buckling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe member is said to have buckled, to have deformed. ..... Radiant heat from the sun is absorbed in the road surface, causing it to ex...Of course, heat isn't pavement's only nemesis. Flooding and disrepair can also cause roads to buckle.Hurricane Irene effects - buckled roadRhys AsplundhOld Route 61P_Linehan
Storified by Accu Weather · Thu, Jul 05 2012 10:19:40
With the return of wet weather in the Northeast, many people are asking: When will the rain go away?
As a strong El Niño fades, the weather across the country will slowly change. In much of the eastern United States, a hot summer is in store.
A system with rain and thunderstorms will bring both good and bad news to the western United States later this week.
Plenty of warmth and sunshine will be in the forecast this Saturday as the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby takes place at famed Churchill Downs in Louisville this Saturday.
A massive wildfire burning in Alberta, Canada moved through the city of Fort McMurray, forcing the entire city to be evacuated.
As millions prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8, rain and severe storms threaten to disrupt outdoor activities and travel plans.
Great tornado; started near Hungry Town,
passed through Nottoway and Dinwiddie to
Petersburg and Prince George.
Denver, CO (1917)
Greatest May snowstorm; snowfall of 12".
Record cold moved into the Great Lakes. New
records set at Grand Rapids (28 degrees)
and Marquette (21 degrees).