October heat wave could shatter 50 records or more
The unseasonably warm weather shattered temperature records in 44 cities Monday, NBC News' Bill Karins reported, with Dodge City, Kansas hitting 100 degrees.
"[Tuesday and Wednesday] should be the highest numbers," said Weather Channel meteorologist Kevin Roth. "I would expect some 50 records or more set each day" ... He added: "These are temperatures that would be more likely to be seen in late August or early September, rather than the middle of October."