‘Record-breaking’ US heat wave breaks records at < 0.4% of stations during past week

Source: THE HOCKEY SCHTICK
 The news media is saturated with headlines about the “record-breaking” US heat wave over the past week. However, the NOAA database of all-time Max Temperature for the entire US from over 6000 weather stations shows that there were no records broken on July 17, July 18, July 19, or July 20th. A total of 4 stations broke records on July 21, 20 on July 22, and 10 on July 23, 2011, for a grand total of less than 0.4% of stations breaking a temperature record sometime during the past week. More than 99.6% of stations failed to break records sometime over the past week.
see charts and data here:  http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/2011/07/record-breaking-us-heat-wave-breaks.html