Norton Dam, Kan., recorded an all-time record of 118 degrees F. on Friday, two degrees above Death Valley’s July average!

The 118-degree reading shattered Norton Dam’s previous record of 113 degrees – set just three days before.

As June 2012 draws to a close, it feels more like mid-July or August to people in many areas of the country.

More than 350 sites across a broad area of the continent’s interior have posted daily record highs since June 27, with heat advisories on Friday covering all or parts of 23 states from Kansas east to the Carolinas, into the Northeast, and from Wisconsin south to Mississippi and Alabama.

Heat Advisories are in effect for the Wiregrass area through Sunday evening.