Drought conditions worsened in the High Plains during the past week, while rains trimmed the edges of the drought area.
While Canada saw plenty of tornadoes, the U.S. had its lowest number July twisters since high-quality records began in 1954.
July 2012 may break a record for the least tornadoes for the month, as the drought has helped keep tornado numbers low.
The most severe drought conditions expanded during the past week, although the size remained about the same.
The heat has proved relentless as areas from Nebraska to southern Illinois are still experiencing record-breaking heat.
Senior science writer Mike Lemonick and main author sat down to discuss Climate Central's first book project.
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Mike Lemonick & The Weather Channel's Stephanie Abrams discuss Climate Central's new book, 'Global Weirdness'.