4500 record highs broken: Jet stream pulled up towards Canada, 'out of whack' says U.S. meteorologist
Sat, 07 Jul 2012
It's not that the Midwest hasn't been extremely hot before, and it's not that it hasn't been incredibly dry. But it's unusual for a vast swath of the Midwest to be so very hot and so very dry for so very long - particularly this early in the summer. The current heat wave - which is spurring comparisons to the catastrophic heat of 1936 - is "out of whack," meteorologist Jim Keeney said Friday in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. "Even on the East Coast today, temperatures are 100 or above" - basically, Keeney said, the heat wave extends from Kansas all the way to the East Coast.