The heat across the West is so intense that Death Valley broke the all-time June record high for the United States on Sunday.
Close to 100 years after setting the world's all-time record high, temperatures in Death Valley soared to 129 degrees Sunday afternoon.
The record is currently 134 degrees from July 10, 1913, and was given back to Death Valley in September 2012 after a World Meteorological Organization panel determined that the temperature of 136 degrees registered at El Azizia, Libya, on September 13, 1922, was invalid.
Even though the world's all-time record high remained untouched, Death Valley's record temperature for the first day of July fell victim to these scorching temperatures. The old record of 125 degrees was broken when Death Valley reached 127 Monday afternoon.
On Sunday, Death Valley breached its own June all-time record high of 128 degrees from June 29, 1994. The temperature Sunday reached 129 degrees. On Saturday, Death Valley tied the 128-degree reading.
Sunday's high of 129 degrees also ties the all-time June record high for the United States, which was first set in Volcano, Calif., (a former town near the Salton Sea) on June 23, 1902.
The chilliest air of the season so far will settle over much of the Northeast Thursday into Friday and will bring frost to a large area.
Tropical moisture from the approaching Odile will deliver another round of heavy rain and flooding downpours to the interior Southwest by the middle of this week.
The remnants of Odile have the potential to bring heavy rain and flooding to parts of the Plains and Midwest late this week after hitting the Southwest.
On Tuesday, Edouard became the first major hurricane in the Atlantic since Sandy. While the hurricane remains at sea, rough surf will reach some Atlantic coast beaches.
A raging wildfire, which erupted Monday afternoon, has damaged or destroyed more than 100 structures and has forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents in Northern California, near Weed.
On Sunday night, a fiery ball of light ignited across the darkened skies of the northeastern United States, illuminating the heavens in a momentary flash of eerie daylight.
San Felipe Hurricane struck Palm Beach 27.43 inches of rain, enormous damage -- floods on Lake Okeechobee, drowned 1,836; 1,870 injured as dikes around the lake caved in during hurricane.
Mid Atlantic (1933)
Carolina-Virginia Hurricane: 28.25 inches of rain, 76-mph winds at Cape Hatteras -- great wind damage in VA and MD. Twenty-one lives were lost; $1 million damage.
Concord, NH (1964)
27 degrees, concluded shortest growing season (100 days).