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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
Rain and thunderstorms spreading to the East on Tuesday will put the brakes on the warmup following Easter weekend.
While remaining on a localized level through Tuesday, severe weather will ramp up across the Plains on Wednesday.
Although spring may be in full swing, more than one-third of the Great Lakes remains covered in ice.
A potent area of low pressure moving into the West will dictate the weather from Washington to Texas heading into the new week.
After taking a tumble Easter Sunday, temperatures will quickly rebound in Boston for Patriots' Day.
There hasn't been any measurable precipitation in San Francisco since April 4.
Southeastern Ohio (1901)
Unusually heavy snow: Warren, OH, 35.5" of
snow; Green Hill, OH, 28" fell in 36 hours.
Mississippi & Alabama (1920)
Tornado swarm killed 219.
Late season cold wave:
Douglas, WY - 12 degrees (April record)
Lander, WY - 10 degrees
Cheyenne, WY - 2 degrees