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It is only easy to laugh at these photos while sitting inside in the air conditioning.
[View the story "HOT, HOT, HOT: Photos From This Outrageous Heat Wave" on Storify]HOT, HOT, HOT: Photos From This Outrageous Heat WaveIt is easy to laugh at these photos while sitting inside in the air conditioning.Storified by Accu Weather · Fri, Jul 06 2012 07:17:34@accuweather It's so hot outside the cornfield sounds like target practice! Paul Labatte@accuweather It's so hot outside I saw the devil moon walk across my lawnYANKEES #1@accuweather it's so hot outside, chickens are laying fried eggs!GregnLesley LedfordAdorable: This Dog Knows How to Beat the Dog Days of SummerPotter, NE (1928) Famous Potter Hailstorm: one stone measured 5.5" in diameter, 17" in circumference, and weighted 1.5 lb. "Largest offic...It's a bit hot in the park today! Might need a cold drink @thebuildersken later http://pic.twitter.com/5FaYvs2oMarleyoh heeey free air conditioning @Kristen_Holly @LukeBickley @ejbick1 #erinnlyonsneedsatwitter http://pic.twitter.com/J9OhxR9lKorie HockingIT'S HOT http://pic.twitter.com/xIAwTMFWGabba Gabba GabeSt. LouisThis boiling hot St. Louis weather is killing me. If you need me, I'll be in this ice box.victoriajasherlol!! "@Muzikal_: It's so hot in st Louis this is what's for dinner http://pic.twitter.com/duJ2hWMg"STLJnetteCup left in my car. Think it's hot in St. Louis? http://pic.twitter.com/u6Ks0suxKevin TrokeySo dang hot in the 'Lou...look what it did to the St Louis Arch! :P http://pic.twitter.com/jUcULzckThe VA DivaChicagoDay 2 of Sun #tea making - love that hot weather ;-) #looseleaftea #food #foodporn #Chicago #chitownroyalteacoChicago weather #heatwave http://pic.twitter.com/T8oILcU4Amanda ViveritoThis how hot it is in Chicago....wow http://pic.twitter.com/rOjeF5HGiknowjustincaseNashvilleIt's really this hot in #Nashville! http://pic.twitter.com/jQVH1WDCTony McKayFYI, Nashville is hot in July. #Finished http://pic.twitter.com/YjsRLsJ1Don Nottingham7:00 am: hot enough to play in the sprinkler! #nashville http://pic.twitter.com/RFMHOv6eErinMelted lip balm. Yes its hot in Nashville. http://pic.twitter.com/QsqbElPpemily thompsonDetroitAfter 5 minutes of being outside...#hot #detroit http://pic.twitter.com/7PdS5dg1Christina LynnRaleighHot weather in Raleigh. I put this bucket outside for deer to drink from. Mama and twin fawns, how cute! http://pic.twitter.com/PI9lb66qBrian Hammill
Storified by Accu Weather · Fri, Jul 06 2012 07:17:34
As millions prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8, rain and severe storms threaten to disrupt outdoor activities and travel plans.
While a brief break in the wet weather is coming early next week, rounds of rain will resume later next week and cause difficulties for outdoor plans and agriculture through much of May.
As a strong El Niño fades, the weather across the country will slowly change. In much of the eastern United States, a hot summer is in store.
A system with rain and thunderstorms will bring both good and bad news to the western United States later this week.
The threat of severe weather will return to the south-central United States this weekend.
Plenty of warmth and sunshine will be in the forecast this Saturday as the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby takes place at famed Churchill Downs in Louisville this Saturday.
Moscow, Russia (1987)
Excess pollen caused rain to turn green
in some parts of the city.
Chesnee, SC (1989)
A 700-yard-wide tornado lifts a 1,000 pound
bale of hay and carries it for five miles.
Two people killed by the storm.
Fallon, NV (1995)
1.92" of rain (4th-5th)... about 40% of
their normal annual rainfall.