Numerous record highs were broken from Texas to Minnesota on Monday, and many of the records were set more than 75 years ago!
The fact that this many long-standing records have been tied or broken indicates the severity of the heat. Parts of the Midwest are in for two or more days of record-smashing heat, while the 90-degree warmth also expands into the East.
AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures will feel even hotter than actual thermometer readings due to high humidity gripping the Midwest.
The mercury at St. Louis, Mo., soared to 97 degrees, tying the record high for the date set in 1934, or 77 years ago!
Rochester, Minn., broke a record from even farther back, 78 years. The high climbed to 96 degrees there, tying the record set in 1933.
In Milwaukee, Wis., the high hit 94 degrees, surpassing the 86-year standing record high of 93 degrees from 1925.
Other records highs tied or broken on Monday:
Days of sunshine and mild weather will remain in the Dallas area into next week.
A warmer weather pattern is forecast for much of the Central and Eastern states, while temperatures should throttle back in the Northwest during the middle of August.
Japan and South Korea face tropical floods into this weekend; the danger of a typhoon looms for next week.
“Sharknado” fans who live in fear of a shark-filled tornado can rest easy, the idea still remains completely implausible. However, the weather has been known to cause several head-scratching events, ranging from seemingly apocalyptic to downright bizarre.
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Dubai recently announced plans to develop the "Mall of the World,” the world’s first temperature-controlled pedestrian city to keep tourism alive during blistering summer heat.
1,178 "reported" tornadoes with 120 killed so far this year. Number of "actual" tornadoes probably less, but this is still one of the most active years ever (nearly half of the fatalities occurred in the Carolina outbreak of March 28th).
Los Angeles, CA (1991)
New July rainfall record of 0.17" established. The previous record was 0.15" set in July 1969.
Mansfield, OH (1992)
13.23" of rain in July -- wettest month on record.