Heat Wave Smothers Much of U.S. (VIDEO)

07/20/2011 11:21 am ET | Updated Sep 19, 2011

The heat-wave that has gripped much of the central United States is headed east and, meteorologists say it is only going to get worse.

And they aren't just blowing hot air - the Washington Post reports that:

"Through July 16, 969 daily high temperature records were either tied or broken in the country, including 12 all time highest-temperature records."

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