Great Lakes cities smash long-time heat records

Great Lakes Echo: The first five months of 2012 were the warmest on record for many Great Lakes cities. “The Midwest and upper Midwest just experienced a spring that was literally off the charts,” said Deke Arndt, chief of the climate monitoring branch at the National Climatic Data Center. “We literally had to rescale some of our charts to accommodate the warmth we saw this spring.” Thirty-eight cities in the Great Lakes region knocked out serious long-standing heat records, according to the National Oceanic......

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