• So Hot in Yellowstone That the Park's Road Melted

    July 11, 2014; 7:45 PM

    Yellowstone National Park's Firehole Lake Drive was closed Thursday, July 10, as portions of the roadway's asphalt melted amid the summer's recent heat wave in the Northwest.

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Boston, MA (1825)
Very hot summer: 102 degrees capped a 13-day heat wave; July mean temperature was 77.6 degrees.

Mt. Washington, NH (1888)
Heavy snow reached almost to base of mountain. Snow whitened peaks of Green Mountains.

Bennett, CO (1888)
118 degrees, highest temperature for state (disputed temperature, but still listed as official).