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What a national heat wave looks like on paper

What a national heat wave looks like on paper

We've all been hearing about how summer has been relentless across much of the nation that doesn't consider itself to be in the Pacific Northwest.

But just to give an idea of how expansive the heat wave is, both by endurance and geography, I thought I'd put together a "tour of the U.S." using various TV stations' extended forecast graphics to tell the story:

Minneapolis (WCCO)  Chicago (WLS)
 Phoenix (KPHO) Denver (KMGH)
 Louisville (WHAS)  Cincinnati (WCPO)
 St. Louis (KTVI) Nashville (WKRN)
 Dallas (KTVT)  Oklahoma City (KOCO)
 Detroit (WXYZ)  Philadelphia (KYW)
 New York (WNYW)  Boston (WCVB)
 Washington, D.C. (WUSA)  Baltimore (WMAR)
 Norfolk (WAVY)  Charlotte (WCNC)

So, maybe when compared to ours here in Seattle:

This last graphic isn't looking quite so bad :)