Impact of 2012 summer heat

POSTED: 8:41 AM Jul 12 2012   UPDATED: 9:07 AM Sep 18 2012

The first eight months of 2012 have been the hottest ever recorded in the continental U.S., according to the National Climatic Data Center. Check out some of the ways the extreme heat has affected the U.S.

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The first six months of 2012 were already on the books as the warmest half-year on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. June, July and August marked the third hottest summer ever.


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