Extreme Weather in the US: Is It Climate Change or a Historical Pattern?
1. Prelude or Flash in the Pan?
One of the most intense heat waves in U.S. history has enveloped portions of the western plains and Midwest and has now spread eastward. All-time heat records have fallen at a number of significant weather stations. And it is still just June. Is this a prelude for the coming summer or just a flash in the pan?
— Christopher C. Burt, author of "Extreme Weather: A Guide and Record Book," from his blog post "The Amazing June Heat Wave of 2012."
Source: Weather Underground