We know the month of June was an unseasonably warm month for Rochester. Not only did we exceed 90° on several occasions, but the average temperature was more than 2 degrees above normal for the month. However, this really pales in comparison to what happened in the Great Plains, Midwest and Southeast through the end of June. It was amazing to see the number of all-time records that were broken or tied during this period. But what shocked a lot of meteorologists were that the all-time records occurred in the month of June rather than July or August when 95% of the previous all-time heat records were set for those parts of the country. It can be said that this was one of the most intense heat waves in recorded history for Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois and Missouri. For example, Tennessee set all-time records for four different cities and most notably Nashville reached 109°.