Some states also recorded the wettest month in their history - and this link to the Washington Post shows some remarkable video images of flooding. The underlying problem is that the high-altitude jet stream that separates cold air from warm air shifted north of the Canadian border and allowed hotter air to move northwards behind it. Rising greenhouse gas concentrations are considered to have played a large role. Climate-change deniers (like Trump supporters) stand to become victims of these new extremes. Lucky for them they live by the values of the sinking-ship... "Every man for himself."
Startling image of the 1934 dustbowl drought and heat.