To put this oppressive weather in prerspective here is a little data. I don’t care if it is the 4th hottest since 1895. It is miserable outside. Give me some more cooling please, but just until November.
July 2012 was fourth hottest in the US, and was about 1.5 degrees cooler than 1936.
July 2009, was the fourth coldest in the US..
There has been no trend in measured July maximum temperatures since 1895.
During the 1930s, July maximum temperatures averaged 2.5 degrees hotter than during the past decade (2000-2009.)