Much of the country continues to sizzle in extreme heat. On Thursday, at least eight states hit 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
Twelve states also broke the 100-degree mark on Wednesday with 21 records tied or broken. A Texas A&M climate professor said, “It’s easy to look at these figures and forget the immense misery they represent.
People who can’t afford air conditioning and people who work outdoors have only one option, to suffer.” In Macon, Georgia, the temperature swung from 64 to 105 degrees in just nine hours on Wednesday. Even Minneapolis hit 100 on Monday.