msnbc | July 08, 2012
>>> much of the country will get a slight break in temperatures today thankfully, but the historic nature of this heat wave has shattered thousands of records. nbc michelle franzen 's here with the studio to look at the heat by the numbers. thankfully you are not in central park .
>> i'm inside, that's right, relentless heat wave , passed the peak in many places, temperatures fell today but only into the 90s. still hot and the start of what many hope will be the end to the stretch of this brutal weather but this two-week heat wave rewrote the record books. just the past month, more than 5100 daily records were broken along with 852 monthly record highs and
279 all-time record highs, the heat an issue for most of the country. 33 states experiencing trim digit temperatures in just the last ten days. st. louis, the major hotspot, temperatures stloorg to 107 degrees, breaking the daily record there yesterday was the tenth triple digit day in a row for st. louis. people all around the country had an opinion how hot it was.
>> right now, it too hot. this heat, people on the streets.
>> i got my ice water . it was ice water but it is thawed out. but i packed up ice water on my back.
>> how does the heat compare to home?
>> well, in jamaica, it is hot, but it is not so hot.
>> and we are not expecting a bunch of records to be broken but raleigh and north carolina could break a record today. other cities in the carolinas and virginia will come close. i will tell you, as you were talking, we just got an update there have been two more deaths in marion county , indian nah, brings the total number of deaths the last couple of weeks, now 63. talk about heat wave . thank you, michelle franzen .