Heat wave breaks records

A man sells bottled water along Broadway during warm weather on July 6, 2012 in New york City. Forecasts for tomorrow are predicting temperatures near 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) and may feel as hot as 106 because of humidity, according to the National weather Service. Much of the midwest of the United States has been experiencing a severe heat wave which has devastated crops and kept people indoors. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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The first seven months of 2012 were the hottest on record in the northeastern United States. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2012 had an average temperature of 55.3°F, which eclipsed 1998, the previous record holder, by 1°F.

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