Tuesday, July 3, 2012
If you think think it is unusually hot, you’re right.
Heat records are falling around the country at record pace. In the first five months of 2012 have been the hottest on record in the contiguous United States. This doesn’t include June, when 164 all-time high temperature records were either tied or broken.
More than 40,000 daily heat records have been broken around the country so far this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Compare that with last year —the ninth warmest on record, when 25,000 daily records had been set by this date.
In other words, the heat really bad with little respite in the forecast.