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Blame the Corn Sweat

What comes to mind when you think of corn? Rows and rows of tall stalks flanking the roads of rural America?

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The perfect side dish for your summer lunch?

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If you live in the Central U.S., I’ll bet you are quickly becoming familiar with another, not-so-pleasant corn experience: corn sweat!

Hold Your Tassels: Your Guide on Corn Sweat

Here’s a kernel of new knowledge for you: According to The Weather Channel, plants (like corn) pull water from the soil, which eventually evaporates into the air from the plant’s leaves. This moisture pumps up the dew point, making a really hot day feel even hotter. The more corn, the more moisture, the more anyone living in the middle of Iowa feels miserable. Just guessing on that last point.

Fielding Your Questions: Dealing with the Heat

Even if you have avoided the corn sweat situation, this week might not feel as sweet as you’d hoped. A major heat wave is gripping a large part of the country. Wondering how to deal? Our own Kara Kelly has you covered, thanks to this weekend’s Weather Red Report.

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