So many records have been broken or tied so far this summer that it can be difficult to make sense of it all. We keep track so you don't have to.
You want some context to the drought's impact? Here's a quick snapshot of some of the coverage around the country.
Moderate to exceptional drought now covers 63 percent of the U.S., drying up this Indiana reservoir.
Nuclear power plants face an emerging threat from climate change because of temperature restrictions.
Droughts persist in India -- not to mention the U.S. -- prompting a frog marriage as an offering to the rain gods in Nagpur, India.
The weather of 2012 has been so unusual that the Climate Extremes Index has reached a new high.
After breaking thousands of records, how does the recent heat wave compare vs. hottest summers in U.S. history?
With Colorado wildfires raging, this chart shows the key role played by the lack of snowfall, and early snowmelt.