If you lived in the U.S. last month, I'm not breaking any news by saying July was hot! In fact the average temperature across the continental U.S. was 77.6 Fahrenheit, which is a full 3.3 degrees above the 20th century average, making it the hottest July on record! Drought now covers nearly 63 percent of the lower 48 states, where average precipitation is 0.19 inch below average.
Despite our air conditioned studios, cartoonists feel the heat too. Here are some funny and timely heat-related cartoons: