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Summer 2022 continues to burn through the record books–Boston broke a daily record high set in 1928 Thursday—and here’s a real-time tracker of the most noteworthy, daily record-breaking high temperatures in major US cities so far, according to data from the National Weather Service.

Timeline

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June 10Phoenix reaches 113 degrees (daily record high).

June 14Chicago hits 100 degrees, breaking a daily record set on the same day in 1987.

June 15Atlanta hits 99 (daily record high).

June 21Oakland hits 98 degrees (breaks 1954 daily record high by seven degrees).

June 21San Francisco hits 98 degrees (daily record high).

June 22louisville reached 100 degrees (daily record high).

July 8Memphis records 103 degrees (daily record high).

July 9Dallas breaks the almost 70-year-old record when it reaches 107 degrees.

July 9Salt Lake City breaks an almost 30-year-old record at 104 degrees (daily record high).

July 16St. Louis Its 1988 record when temperatures rise to 103 degrees (daily record high).

July 19Oklahoma City breaks a 1966 record at 110 degrees (daily record high).

July 24Philadelphia records 99 degrees (daily record high).

July 24Boston breaks a 35-year-old record at 100 degrees (daily record high).

July 24Newark, New Jerseyreaches 102 degrees (daily record high).

July 26Portland reaches 102 degrees (daily record high).

July 26Seattle hits 94 degrees (daily record high).

Aug. 4Boston Its 1928 record breaks this afternoon at 97 degrees, according to multiple reports.

KEY BACKGROUND

As of August 4, 73 million people are under heat alerts as heatwave gropes the Northeast region of the US The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations organization that researches and publishes on human-induced climate change, reported in their 2022 assessment report that many of the climate extremities of today—extreme heat, droughts, wildfires and heavy precipitation—are products of human impact on climate change. Last year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that 2021 tied with 1936 for the warmest summer on record. June 2022 trails behind last June 2021 but is still the sixth warmest June on record. IPCC reports that climate hazards will only increase and limiting global warming would only reduce losses, not eliminate them.

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