Scorching summer heat wave breaks U.S. records

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Scorching summer heat wave breaks U.S. records

The U.S. is experiencing some of its hottest temperatures ever, and scientists say worse is to come A heat wave that swept the United States last week set numerous single-day and weeklong records in states ranging from Arizona to Oklahoma to Illinois. According to CNN, Ninety percent of Americans experienced temperatures above 90ºF in a seven-day period. Over 1,200 heat records were set.  Only the perennially rain-soaked Northwest seemed to escape the heat unscathed, one exception being Portland, which will reached the low 90’s—well above average for the region. If…

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