08 Jun '11, 3pm

That giant fire in Arizona is now twice the size of Chicago

Despite all the thunderstorms that have plagued the Central U.S. for the past three months, intense sunshine has still been beating down on the country's midsection, building up a steamy dome of high pressure. That dome is now sliding east toward the Atlantic Ocean, and it's sparking dangerous heat along the way — temperatures in Houston soared to 105 on Sunday, for example, giving the Texas city its hottest-ever day in June. The heat then spread north and east on Monday, with highs of at least 90 degrees recorded in 28 states, and new high-temperature records set in 20 states. More than 600 such records have been set in U.S. cities since Saturday, and authorities are now issuing heat advisories all around the East Coast, including the D.C. and Baltimore metro areas, where heat indices today may reach 105 degrees today. The city of Baltimore has issued a code red heat aler...

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