LeBron James caught the inbounds pass, changed direction and immediately attacked the rim.
The National Weather Service said Tuesday that 2012 was the warmest year on record in St. Louis and Columbia, and was among the warmest in other Missouri communities.
State climatologist Jim Angel says the timing of the drought, and the heat, were brutal on the crops.
Mercury hit 105 nearly a dozen times in St. Louis this summer.
Mike Miller takes your calls on your lawns, plants, and the weather changing the plants and when you plant. Hour 1: Hour 2:
State officials say heat and drought caused the death of about 20,000 fish.
And even less a surprise: The U.S. keeps setting records for weather extremes include drought, heavy rainfall, unusual temperatures, and storms.
Number of heat waves per summer have doubled since the 1940′s.
Despite heat fans are still filling the ballpark
With a high of 107 and a low of 86, three records were broken on July 25.