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POSTED: 02:58 PM EDT Jul 16, 2013    UPDATED: 07:21 AM EDT Jul 17, 2013 

Albedo (al-bee-doh) is a measure of how much light that hits a surface is reflected without being absorbed. Something that appears white reflects most of the light that hits it and has a high albedo, while something that looks dark absorbs most of the light that hits it, indicating a low albedo.

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Asphalt absorbs much more energy than lighter objects. The temperature also depends on how dark the asphalt is. This surface was faded so it had a cooler temperature than fresh asphalt.

3 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.

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