Over 1,000 new heat records were set last week:
“If you’re feeling hot this week, it’s not a mirage. From Montana to Louisiana, hundreds of heat records have been slashed as harrowing temperatures leave cornfields parched and city sidewalks sizzling."
"On Tuesday 251 new daily high temperature records were set, boosting to 1,015 the number of records set in the past seven days.”
My home city of Nashville reached 109 degrees -- in June and Norton Dam, KS reached 118 degrees, breaking a three day old record of 113 degrees.
Source: Associated Press