"Five cities — St. Louis, Indianapolis Chicago, Detroit and Denver — are all on pace to shatter their all-time monthly heat records.
"It's hotter here than it is in Arizona," Mary Dominis complained earlier this month while visiting Chicago from Tempe.
St. Louis is seeing some unbelievable heat this summer: On Wednesday, the city hit 108 degrees, Weather Underground meteorologist Jeff Masters said. "This marked the 11th day this summer in St. Louis with temperatures of at least 105 degrees," he said, "beating the old record of 10 such days in 1934."
There was some relief in St. Louis on Thursday: the temperature didn't break 100."
-- It is amazing and equally terrifying watching the numerous heat records breaking across the country. -- JB